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Disaster can occur at any time in any business small or large, planning and contingencies for business continuity prevents serious disruption and help you recover quickly
Business Contingency Management for Disaster Recovery
We offer consultancy for Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Business Contingency Planning (BCP) to ensure your business can continue to deliver its objectives in the event of any disaster and in the interests of stakeholders, reputation and business value.
Unplanned and other natural events which are out of your control can have devastating effect on your business; all minor and major problems can turn into crises, such as missing key staff due to illness, lack of resources, laptop failure, power failure, IT System failure, fire, floods and data loss are all disastrous to carry out your normal business activities if contingency procedures are not defined. Good planning can prevent some disasters while ensuring to minimize impact of other potential disasters. We will help you carryout risk assessment, identify potential risks both internal and external and create detailed plan to cover responses for mobility, support and emergency.
BCM model involves a number of key stages, Understanding the business, Business Continuity Strategies, Developing Response, Exercising, Maintaining and Auditing. These are the key blocks to sensible business continuity plan. We also incorporate a long term risk of your business services and growth influenced by economic demands, specialist skilled staff and new technologies, these are the key driving factors in a modern organization.
Disaster recovery focuses on any number of risk in the operations of the organization. Business Contingency Management policies and processes are based on SWOT analysis of the business. This is the first step in getting crucial information about the organizations Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. All of these elements are required to form a complete image of the organizations purpose, goals (both current and future), internal and external influences, processes and functions.
Business Continuity Strategies
Identify risk and analyze to assess the probability and consequences of the treat that could affect your business. There are many possible events that might pose a threat to your business operations and they all must be evaluated.
– Flood, water supply, earthquakes
– Stolen PCs and laptops with vital and sensitive data
– Could destroy the entire IT infrastructure and potentially push you out of business
– Could damage hardware, data loss and shut down operations for the duration
– Hardware failure, viruses, user error could all be devastating
– Restricted or no access to office due to any number of reasons could shut down operations for the duration
Loosing Key Staff
– causes expensive disruption to your business
– Impacts business operations by location and staff
Formulate a detailed response to salvage and restore from a potential threat in emergency with confidence. Develop a framework for building resilience and effective response that protect from the impact of any potential crises.
Exercising, Maintaining and Auditing
Awareness and training plans – ensure all staff are aware of importance
Business continuity plan must be tested to prove its reliability with disaster scenarios before its approved. Depending on the pace of your business changes it is crucial to perform such tests on regular bases as specified.
Business continuity plan must reflect changes in the business to keep it effective. A scheduled maintenance plan must be defined to ensure any updates.
Business continuity plan requires to be audited by independent body to scope and align both your organization and business continuity objectives.
Why is Business Continuity Plan important?
There is a clear and precise plan of action in crises to help you make right decisions, cut downtime and minimize financial costs quickly.
Preparing to cope in crises situation give businesses credibility and confidence, helps protect the reputation of the organization and care for your customers and suppliers.
Businesses think that BCM is for these who regularly experience crises and not them, think again!
What is a Disaster in computing world?
Business takes lot of effort, time and money to build customer base, prospects, create business processes and invest in computer systems to manage all this more efficiently. Most organizations rely on their computer systems on a day-to-day running of their business. All business information about customers, invoices paid, outstanding orders, meeting schedules and much more is stored within the computer systems. Imagine if you lose part or all of this data. At best, it could cost you a lot of time and money to recover from this assuming you carry out daily backups. At worst, it could take you out of business altogether.
What is Disaster Recovery?
Disaster recovery is about prevention or minimizing the risk to ensure that the business can continue work after any number of critical problems, ranging from computer virus, data loss, hardware failure, power failure to floods and fire including deliberate or accidental damage.
Business Continuity Plan (BCP) will help you recover from disaster by responding to crisis. BCP provides a framework to reduce harm and enable your business to survive disruption using effective emergency strategy for your organisation.
Business Continuity Plan (BCP) should be part of your overall business strategy to ensure the survival of your business which is essential and unavoidable tasks, so if you don’t have BCP in place or considering to developing one than start immediately.
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