Business continuity planning, or disaster recovery planning, is the process of developing measures to initiate in the event of a disaster. The definition of a disaster has a unique meaning for each organization; many businesses consider devastating fires, floods or tornadoes when developing a disaster recovery plan. However, more businesses suffer greater disruption from data loss due to human error or equipment failure than any other disaster. Human error could be as simple as overzealous clicking, changing settings without keeping a record of changes, or untimely power cycles or reboots, and equipment failure can happen with age, power surges, or viruses/malware.
The process of developing a business continuity plan will help you realize and minimize the possible effects of these events. ITS can help navigate the process of identifying and developing contingencies against threats.
Insuring the Irreplaceable
Most businesses consider insuring their businesses against disaster a requisite of doing business. Insurance will replace physical losses; facilities, infrastructure and inventory. No amount of money can replace the data (or time!) that you may lose; billing records, client information, design specifications, financial data, etc. These intangibles are irreplaceable, and their loss fatal to your business.
ITS provides many technology solutions designed to protect your data, and friendly solutions and staff to assist your business recovery needs whether you face a human error or natural disaster. These solutions include offsite data backup, virtual servers, and server colocation. We can help you build a plan that will meet your business’s goals.