Business Continuity is about building and improving resilience in your business. It’s about identifying your key products and services and the most urgent activities that underpin them. Once this ‘analysis’ is complete, we can devise plans and strategies that will enable you to continue your business operations and enable you to recover quickly and effectively from any type of disruption whatever its size or cause.
People ask about Disaster Recovery. It is very important, but it a subset of Business Continuity. You should be planning to mitigate the biggest risks to your business and cope with any crisis better because you planned for it.
Things that needs evaluating.
- backups of files, where are they stored? Version control?
- backup of internet connection if you are ‘online based’ with email and/or voip. Automatic ‘fail over’ with multiple lines.
- network security. Are your firewalls doing their job? Are they managed? Are they tested? You have got firewalls?
- physical access to the work building. What do you do if there is a fire or flood and you can’t enter your premise?
A good IT Strategy should encompass Business Continuity which encompasses Disaster Recovery.