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Rationale vs. Reality: The Bad Reasons Businesses Give for Skimping on BCM

Most companies that underinvest in business continuity can give you a reason why they do so, but those reasons are almost always ill-founded. In today’s post, we’ll look at the most common rationales organizations give for skimping on BC—and show you the reality behind those same topics.

In working as a business continuity consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to become familiar with companies that come from across the spectrum in terms of the level of their BC planning. This includes many organizations with stellar programs and also many that do not fully implement their BC plan or have no BC program at all.

The companies that skimp on BC are almost always very articulate in explaining why they think it’s not worthwhile for them to develop a robust BCM program. However, the reasons they give are almost always based on false assumptions and incomplete information.