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The “Six Degrees” of Business Continuity

The “six degrees” concept is that you can reach any person in the world using a maximum of six personal relationships in a chain stretching from you to the person you want to reach.

There has been a fair amount of cyber hype over the last 20 years or so, although the idea dates back to 1929.

A Hungarian named Frigyes Karinthy was fascinated by the idea of the world shrinking as connectivity grew and was the first to postulate the theory.

In business continuity, however, the number of degrees has been rising as offshoring and multi-company supply chains have increased.

So, how many degrees or links back must you check for possible business continuity impact on your business from the failure of another enterprise elsewhere?