Business Continuity and Resilience – What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” wrote William Shakespeare, centuries ago, going on to state that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. You might rename a rose as stinking bladderwort, for example, but the flower itself won’t change. But what of business continuity – Is it always obvious whether or not aspects of an organisation fall under the business continuity umbrella or belong to organisational resilience? Even experts sometimes seem to tie themselves in knots about this. Take heart, however. As ever, we’ve got the answer for you below. Sometimes, one person uses resilience is used where another might have used business continuity, and vice versa. There is more than one school of thought on this: A.    The subcategory school. Business continuity is held to be a subsection of organisational resilience (without necessarily being precise about what either entails). B.    The binary belief. Business continuity is a binary, Read more