The report of a KPMG BCM Survey performed in 18 African countries in 2013, entitled “Business Continuity Management in Africa: Building resilience in a volatile environment”, reveals that a growing number of African leaders are concerned with key risks of doing business in Africa, such as, information systems and critical infrastructures disruptions, corruption, cyber attacks and fire dangers. As a result, IT disaster recovery planning is becoming a priority and crisis management and business recovery planning are also starting to form part of the agenda.
In Africa, most economies are growing at a rapid rate, compared to economies in more developed countries. Despite this, the continent is still plagued with old challenges in poor infrastructure, regulations and corruption. Added to this, in recent years, the continent has suffered from floods in West and Southern Africa, cyclones in Madagascar, earthquakes in Malawi and cyber-attacks threats. With significant investments into African markets driving rapid urbanisation and transformation towards modern societies that are more dependent on interconnected critical infrastructure, resilience planning to face natural disasters, cyber attacks, terrorism and other threats is a clear imperative to sustained and profitable operations.
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