Professional Services / Business Continuity Planning
Mitigate commercial risk and prepare for all outcomes, so if they happen, it’s business as usual.
A business continuity plan is like a life vest, you hope you’ll never need it but if you do, you’ll be thankful that you have it.
If recent years have taught UK SMEs anything, it’s that you must be quick to adapt to change. Whilst it’s sometimes necessary to react to curveballs, it’s vital that businesses plan to mitigate risks – especially when it comes to business continuity and disaster planning.
A key part of business continuity planning is understanding the priority of recovery. For example, is email more important than your finance system? What about phone lines? Not everything can come online at exactly the same time, but having a plan to understand what is most important stops everyone trying to work it out in the middle of a disaster.
It’s also important to understand how fast recovery is needed in – depending on the budget this can be incredibly quick (and incredibly expensive) or you can agree sensible times. These might be hours, days or weeks depending on the business and the individual elements of the system. Also, it needs to be tested so everyone know how it works, that ensures all the info needed to perform the recovery is available and that it works in the expected times, rather than just being a theory.
Not only will we help you create a business continuity plan that contains strategies for handling IT disruptions to networks but also eventualities that could lead to relocation in the event of a disaster that may include the transfer of services such as business telephone systems and internet. Whether it’s fire, flood, or dare we say, global pandemic, we’ll help you plan for major incidents so we can minimise your downtime.
We’ll complete a full scope of the project, looking at your key business areas and critical functions, then we’ll use our 30 years’ experience of supporting UK businesses with IT to create a detailed plan that helps you maintain operations.
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