BCDR planning extends beyond the realm of IT. Learn more in our Beginner's Guide to BCDR Planning and grab a template designed to offer a general outline of steps, aiding in the formulation of your specific plans.
Why do you need a BCDR Plan?
Downtime, data loss, and data corruption, no matter how they happen, can have a serious short-term and long-term impact on a business. Customers can lose faith, as can shareholders, and there’s also the possibility of regulatory or government fines. So what should be done if disaster strikes? And equally important, what constitutes a good disaster recovery plan?
Whether the event is malicious in nature, based on a natural event itself, or attributable to human error - the far-reaching effects of an IT disaster are avoidable with regular planning and continual updating. We all take measures to ensure our personal health, our employees' well-being, our vehicles are maintained, and our homes protected - but precautions, procedures, and policies that affect organizations are often not followed with equal regularity. Consider the levels of impact a disaster can have instantaneously and long-term on any business:
- Financial Losses - Immediate
- Operational Dysfunction – Immediate and Intermediate
- Reputational Loss – Potentially Long-Lasting Damage
- Return to Normal - Possibly Never
With good planning in place, recovery times can be minimized or even become unnoticed, which reduces lost revenue and time. System backups, system resiliency, replication strategies, and operational procedures are just some of the elements that make dependable companies actually dependable. An essential investment of time and serious thought, disaster recovery plans are a non-negotiable task for businesses - far from an IT luxury - but an absolute need.
Whether it’s a mild data loss or a complete business site shutdown, having a well-defined business continuity strategy is crucial.
Our Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning Service is designed to help you establish a comprehensive and regulated plan for responding to unforeseen downtime and keeping your business running. Our service ensures that your critical systems are protected, validated, tested, and ready for recovery at any time.
With our expert guidance, you can proactively classify your systems based on their importance and implement a robust action plan for recovery. From planning to deployment, documentation creation, and disaster recovery testing, our service covers every aspect to keep your business prepared and resilient.
For more information on how we can help with your business continuity and disaster recovery, contact us today.