BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING
Navigate Disaster Recovery Planning with Your Expert Technology Partner
Let’s face it, if your technology and IT is down for days or your data isn’t accessible (or worse, lost) your business may not be out of business, but life for a few days will definitely be less than ideal. Our business continuity consulting services help you build a recovery plan that not only looks good on paper, but actually recovers your business in the event of a disaster.
To avoid the stress, negative PR impact, and tears, your business continuity plan should evolve with your organization’s growth. The business continuity planning process ( BCP for short ) is a defined and documented risk assessment process that aligns your recovery plans with your organization so you’re prepared to withstand all challenges anticipated during a disaster or recovery event.
Our business continuity consulting services use a proven risk management process for business continuity planning and work with you and your team to discover all potential impacts of a disaster or technology event and then build recovery processes ahead of time – before they are ever needed – covering all identified impacts.
Additionally, we work with you to plan the recovery process – taking the extra time and effort to plan not only when your systems will be available (commonly known as the Recovery Time Objective), but also the point in time where you recover the data from (commonly known as the Recovery Point Objective).
Partner with a technology and Managed IT Services provider who will guide you in navigating the tricky nuances of business continuity strategies and disaster recovery planning. Solution Builders is different because we don’t talk geeky-tech talk, rather we speak your business language and align your business continuity planning needs to ensure you are recoverable in all situations. We’ve been serving organizations like yours since 1995 and want to be your technology and Managed IT Services partner.
COMPONENTS OF A GOOD BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
Protect Your Data by Asking These Key Questions:
- Co-location or relocation: meaning where is your data stored?
- Backup with quick disaster recovery: is 100% of your data backed up?
- Recovery Time Objective (RTO): how long will it take for you to get up and running?
- Contact info of responsible parties: are these documented and someplace safe?
- Financial disbursements to employees and vendors: can you function, financially?
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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WHAT ARE SOME PARAMETERS I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING FOR A DISASTER?
The two main things any organization needs to think about when planning for a disaster are:
- how long can my business be “down” and
- when we recover the technology in the business, what is the point in time we need to restore from. These two are known as Recovery Time Objective (RTO) (how long can we be down) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) (what point in time are we recovering from). Knowing the answers to these two questions (not just guesses – solid business cases for each of them) is critical to formulating a business continuity plan.
WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON ERROR YOU SEE WHEN ORGANIZATIONS DO “BACKUP PLANNING”?
Most often, they don’t anticipate the amount of time it will take to recover the IT part of the organization from a true disaster. They underestimate the amount of effort it truly takes to recover via backups.
DOES HAVING CLOUD-BASED SYSTEMS CHANGE THE WAY A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN IS BUILT?
To a point, yes, alternate methods of recovery need to be planned out. However, alternate methods of recovery are just technical aspects of a recovery. A solid plan includes many other parameters – not just recovering the technical aspects of business operations.