30 Jan Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
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How is your Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plan?
The importance for organisations to ensure they have appropriate recovery provisions for not only natural disasters but Power Failures, IT Software Failure, Human Error and Hardware Failure is critical – you need to have a plan to deal with all levels of disruption.All organisations have experienced some form of disaster, but it is those organisations that have a current DR/BC plan in place that deal with these effectively, reducing the impact to business operations, staff and customers.
In such an event, companies need to not just look at the loss of data, revenue, IT services but reputation with employees, suppliers and customers.
The cost to business caused by potential disasters can be devastating, but worse is having to explain how this has happened to people affected, your staff, business partners and most importantly customers.
Five Questions to Ask Yourself?
- Can you locate your DR/BC Plan?
- What are your aspects of critical service and how quickly must they be recovered?
– Customer Services (Phone, Email)
– Employee Services (Distribution, File Access)
- Team Responsibilities (Who is in your DR Team)
- Communication Assets (What is your plan dealing with media?)
- Are you certain your data is protected, recoverable, assessable and what is your data recovery time?
Vendor Independent with local skills and global knowledge Strategic Directions are happy to discuss your DR/BC plan to see if it will ensure the impact on your business is acceptable in the event of a disaster.
Speak to one of our specialist advisors with best practices in ICT Strategies, Business Processes and Project Management Methodologies to assist you in achieving your ICT plan.
Strategic Direction’s External CIO Service allows a Client access to skills and experience from multiple disciplines including telecommunications, IT service delivery, risk management, security, contract management and disaster recovery planning.