Business Continuity With Disaster Recovery Planning
When planning business continuity it is necessary that every step should be taken with utmost caution. Business continuity is the complete process for restoration of a business. It includes scope, insurance policies, how to keep hold of your employees, vendors and customer, and most important of them all the Disaster Recovery plan. It is surprising how a fifty person organization that manages over a billion dollars in client assets would act miserly when spending $25,000 on disaster planning. Such a petty sum to guarantee them business safety in a disastrous situation and yet they think it is not worth the money.
Business continuity is vital element in success. In the IT world, every aspect of an organization’s operation is vulnerable to disruption. Sometime these errors can keep you off market for days, and in today’s competitive environment every second could prove to be fatal for your organization. A disaster recovery plan comes in handy in such case. It is a complete recovery process which protects and secures your data.
When planning a disaster recovery there are three things an organization must keep in mind:
Data backup is the most important part in the data recovery process. IT consultants who plan disaster recovery, offer backup feature such as backup modes, backup verification & restoration, key file locations, backup periodicity and backup media transport to offsite location. The backup to an offsite location is the best part of the services offered as it would remain safe no matter what happens in the office.
Physical safety and security
IT solutions provide safety and security of data by installing levels of access. This helps unwanted people to stay away from important data. Passwords are installed on different folders to allow different level of access. It also allows an administrator to monitor which user made changes to the files and when.
Computer and network security
IT consultants make sure that your software and hardware are completely protected. They use anti viruses, firewall and features like IP blocking to keep unauthorized access on the network or your computer. They make sure all your software is up to date and all security ports are secured.
It is also necessary that an organization uses a battery backup like a UPS or a generator. You cannot afford a power failure to waste even a minute.
When the points mentioned above have been carefully evaluated and each solution is described in detail with clarity, now a disaster recovery plan can come together. Let Thrive help you put this plan into action. For more information on disaster recovery please contact us!