Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst is never more relevant than in your business IT solution. If you have done some research into worst case scenarios then you would have heard the terms, business continuity and disaster recovery and although it may seem like they are the same thing, they are not. They are however related, and your business most definitely needs to have both plans in place.
What is Business Continuity
In laymans terms Business Continuity is a plan that your business will have in place to ensure that if anything were to go wrong that you would be able to function as normal. It would mean that if there was a disruption you would still be able to have continuity of production and service that you provide. A checklist of important things to consider for your inclusion in your business continuity plan are –
- Locations of Backups on and offsite
- Key Personnel
- Case Studies (War Stories)
- Plan for maintaining operations
Your business continuity plan should incorporate all relevant important information so that staff can return operations to your business as soon as possible.
What is Disaster Recovery
Your businesses data is your single most important asset and if you lose it for good, it will take a long time to recover from that. A Disaster Recovery Plan is an essential part of your Business Continuity Plan and ne that will ensure that your business recovers quickly and successfully. Backing up your data is a major part of your road to recovery; you should be thinking of these things –
- Back up everything
- Implement an implemental backup solution
- Constant testing of back ups
- Protection for your back ups
So, as you can see that whilst both Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are not the same thing, they are related to each other and definitely are both required for your business. Getting the right advice regarding these solutions will go a long way to making what would already be a stressful situation a little easier to deal with. There are many software solutions available in this area and the team at Netlogyx are more than happy to help your business develop a solid Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan for your business. It is smart business to put plans and procedures in place that plan for worst case scenarios, think of this as an insurance premium for your businesses data. You take out the insurance hoping that you will never have to use it but when disaster strikes you are so happy that you implemented it.
Netlogyx are experts in their field and with local face to face and also online service options they are the perfect choice for your business. No problem is too small for the team at Netlogyx and there isn’t a problem so far that they haven’t been able to find a solution for.