DISASTER RECOVERY: PLAN B
Today’s Guest Blog is brought to you courtesy of Mark Williams of Pensar IT – one of our partners – an IT support company based in Central London.
In an ideal world, everything should work fine. Humans, machines and technologies would be merging for the benefit of the company with no problems or fails… but this is fiction. As we all know, there are several causes of business interruptions that we simply cannot prevent (natural, environmental or man-made):
Now, although we cannot predict the weather or the upcoming disaster, we can actually count on a plan that will secure our business continuity and ensure the company’s operations. Can you imagine one of those unpredictable facts happened to you in the middle of a pitch? Scary, right? So what to do to avoid a situation like that?
A lot of businesses nowadays understand the importance of a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). It is the action of fixing a failing, degraded or completely damaged infrastructure, the process of dealing with the aftermath and ensuring that infrastructure (system, building, etc.) is restored to the pre-interruption state.
There are several factors to consider when setting up a DRP, such as budget, human and technological constrains, resources and costs vs benefits. Also, it is important to have a primary backup person within the company who will ensure the procedures and policies planned will be followed. Other things to have in mind are the law regulations to follow, infrastructures and the priority of data to collect.
Which benefits will bring this recovery plan to your business? It sounds like a complex process to set up; however no organisation has regretted to implement it due to the following powerful reasons:
– Better insight understanding of the business
– Improved technology of IT systems
– Higher quality services, not only for clients, but also for suppliers
– Competitive advantages
– Avoid unnecessarily stressful workplace environment
And finally, what any company wants to save, no matter your industry or size… TIME AND MONEY!
Are you willing to learn more about it? Do you want to test how risky is your day to day business performance? Speak to Pensar IT for more information.
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Being prepared for unexpected events is a must. Thank you for sharing an overview and a few suggestions of disaster recovery! It’s important!