Since the launch of the BCI GPG in English seven years back, there has been demands from the Chinese community in Asia such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia to have it translated into bilingual version. Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia) has taken the lead to translate the entire guide and published the first version of bilingual copy.
This guide address the entire Business Continuity Management Life Cycle, from Programme Management, Understanding the Organizations to Embedding BCM in the organizationís culture. It provides the basis for the current BCM standards : British Standard BS25999-1:2006 and Singapore SS540:2008. Both BCM standards adopted the general framework and practices in the guide during their early stage of development.
Lyndon Bird, FBCI, International Technical Director of The Business Continuity Institute said ďThe Good Practice Guidelines has always set itself the challenge of providing a world-view of the rapidly emerging business continuity discipline in one single publication. Business Continuity certainly is growing rapidly on a global basis and fast becoming a mainstream business discipline. It has its own standards, its own institutions, and its own influence on governments. It has a global reach and a message that is understood from Europe to America, from Asia to Africa. Itís principles work for multi-national corporations and small businesses, for public as well as private sector organizations and in all geographical and political climates. The BCI is always at the front of this development, in ideas and practical tools.Ē
Henry Ee, FBCI, Regional Director of Business Continuity Institute Asia; Director of Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia) adds ďThis version of BCI GPG offers you a handy and comprehensive publication on the generic framework, an effective study guide for the BCI Certification Examination, and its exclusive bilingual feature!Ē
This handy guide is the must-read guide for candidates who wish to take the BCI certification exam and obtain the professional certification in Business Continuity. It is also intended for use by BCM practitioners, risk managers, auditors and regulators with a working knowledge of BCM principles. The principles in these guidelines are applicable to all organizations of any size, sector and location Ė from those with a single site to those with a global presence.
More than 500 copies have been sold across Asia since the launch of the book in mid-May 2009. BCP Asia is looking for distributors to market the books to major bookstores in Asia, making the guide more readily available in the market and benefit all. Interested distributors or to place order you can call BCP Asia directly or email enquiry[.]bcpasia.com.
About Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd (BCP Asia)
Business Continuity Planning Asia (bcpasia.com) is founded in Y2000, with the aim to promote and increase awareness of Business Continuity to professionals in the Asian region. The company is specialised in consultancy, training and coaching services pertaining to Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management. With a team of experienced trainers and consultants, BCP Asia develops trainings and events that are relevant and practical Ė which benefited thousands of professionals in Asia; many who returned for more training.