By Michael Lay, Advisory Services Principal Consultant
It’s a lot easier to develop effective Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) plans and keep them updated than it is to explain why it wasn’t done after a disaster. As we head into the new year, here’s what every IT department should keep in mind:
- Hurricane season starts June 1 – Now is the time to start developing, updating, and testing plans while there’s time to address any exposures.
- Survival – Disasters around the world have shown that businesses without a plan often do not survive a serious business interruption. Implementing and updating Business Continuity Plans minimizes that risk.
- Safety – Having plans in place that recover business processes without putting employees at risk allows management to confidently recover after a disaster, while ensuring the safety of their employees.
- Backup and Recovery – Do you have a backup or disaster recovery solution? Backups = files/database, and Disaster Recovery = infrastructure. Do you need backups or recovery? Ensure your IT department and management are speaking the same langauge.
- DRaaS – A DR solution that is flexible, simple, and reliable is key. Not owning the infrastructure takes the headache out of technical recovery because it’s always available and ready, with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Think it will be too expensive? Think again. Accudata’s extensive expertise and experience makes the process as efficient and cost effective as possible. While Accudata can handle all aspects of developing or updating Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans, we also offer Quick Start programs for customers who want to take on some of the tasks themselves.