Here’s five Business Continuity Staggering Statistics and Frightening Facts that have been compiled by the team behind Business Continuity Expo 2007 which takes place at London’s Excel from 28-29 March 2007.
“The UK has more tornadoes per unit land area than the USA?” - Source: TORRO who look at extreme weather events.
Computer related disasters cost British businesses a staggering £1.8 billion - Source: www.office-shadow.com
Seventy eight percent of businesses have suffered an online attack with the average cost standing at an average of £30,000 – Source: DTI
According to the government’s own chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, it is a matter of when, not if, a flu pandemic develops over the next few years. And, when such a pandemic occurs, within a matter of weeks the world will have fallen into a sustained period of business disruption, with illness and death on a scale that will overwhelm health resources worldwide. England and Wales alone could face more than 600,000 deaths, causing the economy to come to a stand still. - Source: Graham Chick/Survive
McKinsey says if you can manage risk successfully, there’s a clear return on investment. It says that over 80 per cent of investors would pay 18 per cent more for shares in a well-governed company.