Business Continuity: Keeping Afloat

Business Continuity: Keeping Afloat

September 22, 2014. Posted by Lee Wrall

  • Business Continuity
  • IT Support
  • Small Business IT

No one (in their right mind) wants to lose business. Not even for a second. But how do you ensure against losing your capacity to do and acquire business? Business continuity is simply a process which involves thinking ahead and planning for all types of business emergencies; even (perhaps especially) those which you think would never happen to you). Whether it be a fire, flood, power failure or something IT related (of which there are almost infinite possibilities), developing a business continuity plan for your company will ensure your business’s critical functions remain intact after an emergency.

The most common threats to business continuity in the modern age concern IT infrastructure. These days the majority of companies are dependent on information technology and it as at the core of most businesses, whether it’s internal administrative tasks or communicating with clients.  The challenges that come with keeping operations running effectively (often 24 hours a day for many companies) are ever increasing. In addition, pressure is now routinely applied to those responsible for IT infrastructure within a business, a result of customer-driven service level agreements, company-wide risk management programmes and industry-standards compliance. For any business worth its salts, keeping Disaster Recovery and business continuity plans up-to-date and tested is imperative in ensuring that business is able to effectively recover from problematic interruptions.

 

Business Continuity and IT

IT business continuity management is all about developing and improving across-the-board resilience within your IT infrastructure. This means identifying your key processes and the most urgent activities that underpin them and, once this ‘audit’ is complete, it’s about devising a plan and strategy that will enable you to continue your business operations should the worst (or something slightly terrible) happen, enabling you to recover quickly and effectively from any type disruption. Having a solid plan to lean on in times of crisis provides you and your business with piece of mind, stability and security, and bringing in a company that specialises in business IT services and maintenance, such as Everything Tech, to help build this plan will mean you can rest easy knowing all bases will have been covered. You’ll benefit from the knowledge of experts who have the latest, specialist knowledge pertaining to IT continuity. Being properly prepared means ensuring continuity across all operational areas, including: data backup and restoration, email archiving and compliance, systems availability, regulatory compliance, data protection and disaster recovery.

 

Benefits of business continuity planning

  • Protect your business, staff and reputation
  • Peace of mind from having a plan at your fingertips in case there’s an emergency
  • Minimisation of any financial loss to your business in the event of problems
  • Businesses and organisations may be more willing to do business with you if they know you have a continuity/recovery plan

 

 

How we help you

Business continuity management doesn’t have to be complex, costly or hugely time consuming, but it does require a level of knowledge and expertise to be done optimally and effectively. By working with you to understand your organisation’s particular continuity challenges, we can tailor a solution that best suits your needs, ensuring you stay operational – whatever nightmare befalls your business. The experience of our team of IT specialists enables us to support your business continuity and Disaster Recovery plans across your entire IT infrastructure. There was a time when disaster recovery and business continuity were thought to be only viable for big organisations, but that’s no longer the case. Everything Tech can facilitate complete business continuity for surprisingly low expenditure, meaning your business can continue to function even if you’ve lost the use of your entire office and primary infrastructure.

EverythingTech offer Disaster Recovery, IT Services and Support in Manchester. If you’re a business in the Manchester area and are concerned that you are not prepared 100% sufficiently for an IT disaster, email our friendly team today or call us on  0161 452 3233

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