IT Disaster Recovery
When disaster strikes, recovery speed is critical. Otherwise your customers suffer, your reputation suffers and your bottom line is damaged. IT disaster recovery means you have the ability to quickly restore business continuity. When a critical system is compromised, you don’t want to play fast and loose with its recovery. Expert support by disaster recovery professionals means managing and delivering continuous access to essential data, email and services to meet recovery objectives and deadlines.
IT Service Continuity
IT service continuity is the planning and management processes and procedures put in place to recover IT services if there’s a serious incident. It’s about much more than being reactive, although that’s important. It’s also about taking proactive measures to cut the risk of disasters in the first place.
It’s common knowledge that many disaster-hit businesses with a failed business continuity plan go out of business within a year and a half of the disaster. IT service continuity planning is vital, but unless your plan actually works it’s not worth much.
Your IT partner should prioritise the aspects of the businesses to be recovered using a Business Impact Analysis, then perform a risk analysis to pin down assets, threats, vulnerabilities and solutions. They’ll evaluate recovery options, provide a contingency plan, then test and review the plan regularly. Only then can you be totally sure you can recover your business quickly and efficiently if needs be.