Policies and Standards in Business Continuity – Old Hat or Essential?

Policies? Sometimes that sounds like something from the 1960s, when companies were all ‘command and control’ and corporate rules couldn’t even be bent, let alone broken. In that sense, applying policies to business continuity could almost be an oxymoron: policies were what often hindered or halted enterprises, instead of encouraging continuity. Standards don’t always get good press either. But if there’s a problem concerning ‘policies’ and ‘standards’ for business continuity, it’s more one of perception. Policies and standards, when used correctly, become a useful, indeed essential, backbone for business continuity across the organization. So how can you make them work for you, and not against you? Read more