Disruptions occur. They can take many different forms, and can have any number of impacts ranging from the negligible to the catastrophic. Over the last few years there have been numerous examples of disruptions affecting the UK including the volcanic ash cloud, severe weather, IT issues (some malicious), pandemic illness, social unrest and the financial crisis. These disruptions, combined with localised incidents such as fires, floods and utilities failures suggest that it is not a case of if an organisation will be affected by a disruption, but when.
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