“93% of companies without a disaster recovery plan, who suffer a major data failure, are out of business within one year.”
The digital and physical threats facing businesses today continue to increase. Whether an intentional act, natural disaster, or supply-chain failure interrupts your organization, defining the recovery processes to resume critical business operations is what will keep your doors open. Our business continuity planning services will help you do just that. We don’t just “check the box” – we go above and beyond industry standards to ensure your plans are customized to meet your needs.
Analyzing the impact of a Disruption to your Business
We will work with your organization and conduct a business impact analysis (BIA) to determine and evaluate the potential effects of an interruption to your critical operations. The analysis not only predicts physical and financial consequences (to include quantifying the impact of any kind of disruption in terms of dollars, time, services, and staffing), it quickly reveals potential vulnerabilities – allowing us to help you develop strategies to minimize risk.
Business Continuity Planning
“The estimated cost of unplanned downtime can be up to $17,244 per minute, with a low-end estimate of $926 per minute.”
Following the BIA, we will use the data to develop your business continuity plan (BCP). This plan will provide the policy and guidance to ensure that your organization can respond effectively to disruption and restore critical operations as quickly as possible.
The primary objectives of this plan are to identify advanced arrangements and procedures that will enable your organization to 1) respond quickly to an emergency and ensure continuous performance of your critical functions; 2) protect essential facilities, equipment, records, and other assets; 3) identify supervisory and other staff who might need to be relocated depending upon the emergency; 4) facilitate effective decision-making to ensure that operations are restored promptly; and 5) identify alternative courses of action to minimize and/or mitigate the effects of an interruption and shorten organizational response time.
Your BCP will be written to not only address key areas affecting the entire organization but will also identify individual department/unit/facility information and requirements.
Disaster Recovery Planning
What happens when your IT systems stop working?
Developed in conjunction with a BCP, an effective Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) will identify your specific network system requirements and recovery protocols to minimize interruption time. Whether transmitting through internal network servers, cloud services, electronic data interchanges (EDI), or voice over internet protocol (VOIP) systems, data and communications are critical to the continued operations of your business. The impact of data loss or corruption from hardware failure, human error, intrusion or viruses could be substantial.