Databarracks joins the Business Continuity Institute

Troops lined up Fort Ward barracks 1910Disaster recovery service outfit Databarracks, has become a ‘Corporate Partner’ of the Business Continuity Institute as part of a cunning plan to raise the profile of business continuity management.

The BCI is a big cheese when it comes to business continuity, supporting over 8,000 members in more than 100 countries and working with an estimated 3,000 organisations.

Databarracks’ latest annual Data Health Check survey, showed that over the past eight years the volume of organisations adopting BC plans has increased from 37 percent to 67 percent.

By being a ‘Corporate Partner’, Databarracks wants to work with the BCI to provide education and awareness of BCM best practice, amongst the SME community.

Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks  said that UK SMEs that his outfit work with rarely have their own dedicated BC professionals.

“Our aim is to take the best-practice, expertise and knowledge and make it applicable and usable for our customers,” he said.

He claimed that the difference between BC and IT disaster recovery are blurred for smaller businesses.

“We have been helping our customers with IT DR, but we want to go beyond IT to help improve overall business resilience. We are training all of our customer facing staff in the fundamentals of business continuity and now that we are a Corporate Partner of the BCI, we want to work with the institute to help raise the profile of BCM and improve resilience,” he said.