We've all seen the news as of late regarding natural disasters. The flooding, loss of power, loss of business, the human impact. How we prepare ourselves for these natural disasters has a direct effect on how well we can manage the outcome.
In a business looking to minimize the risk of IT failure, there are extremely important areas that need to be addressed.
Let's take a look:
- Risk Assessment / Business Impact Analysis: A risk assessment is the process of identifying potential hazards and what could happen if they occur. A business impact analysis is the process for determining the impacts from the interruption of business processes.
- Disaster Recovery Plan / Business Continuity Plan: An IT Disaster Recovery Plan should be developed alongside a Business Continuity Plan. Strategies should be set in place to restore hardware, software and data to minimize business downtime and keep the business running. Offsite data/backup storage is essential and should be at the top of any DRP/BCP.
At Computer Development Systems, Inc. we recognize that your business up-time is paramount. Put our 36 years of experience to work for you! Reach out to us today and let's work together to develop a disaster recovery plan that works for you!