You may have heard the term “business continuity” thrown around recently, which sounds esoteric but in reality is just the processes by which a company can recover from unforeseen disasters. These catastrophes can be caused by nature or humans and include things like water damage, fires, theft or sabotage, hardware failure, and anything else that can halt your company’s operations.
Business continuity services, like SolidTech’s SolidBackup, implement multi-layered hardware, software, and disaster recovery planning to get your business back up and running with minimal downtime after an incident.
Our SolidBackup Business Continuity Services Include:
- Automated data backups that replicate your data to secure drives and don’t hog system resources
- Hardened backup storage drives located onsite or in the cloud at a secure data center
- Lightning fast data restoration to get systems up in minutes, not days
- Detailed recovery protocols laid out by our technicians that consider your company's unique structure
- Training and detailed documentation to ensure your employees know what to do to get your business back on track and when to do it
How to build an effective BCP
If your organization does not have a BCP in place, now is a good time to put one together. These steps will help you formulate an effective BCP that will ensure your company keeps running even during a major crisis.
#1 Business impact analysis (BIA)
A BIA will help you determine how a disruption can affect your company's current functions and processes, such as personnel, equipment, technology, and physical infrastructure. This step will help you calculate the potential financial and operational loss from each function and process affected.
#2 Recovery options
This step will help you identify key resources essential to returning your business to minimum operational levels. Some recovery options you can take include letting employees work from home or operating from a secondary location.
#3 Plan development
This step involves assembling your company's continuity team, which will be responsible for developing and implementing your BCP.
#4 Testing and training
Once your BCP is in place, your continuity team needs to perform regular tests to identify gaps and make necessary changes to ensure the plan’s effectiveness. They also need to conduct regular training for your employees so everyone knows their respective roles when a disaster strikes.
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