In the drive for process and cost efficiencies there is a natural tendency for businesses to reduce the number of buildings they occupy. This presents a good solution to a reduction in the number of staff a business may have or the increased use of hot desking. However what it does do is to concentrate critical business units into a smaller number of buildings that are dependent on a reduced number of services and provide a focal point for any form of disruption. This can significantly increase the risk to any organisation.
A severe increase in business risk brought about by the merger of a number of Head Office buildings.
Adoption of additional security and BCP measures to reduce the business risk to an acceptable level.