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Disaster recovery planning

Disaster plan

Disaster recovery planning

Disasters do happen - the question is 'will your business survive if one does'?

There are many different aspects involved in creating a robust disaster recovery plan. Questions such as how long you could afford to be offline? If your sales take place online, an hours downtime may be regarded as a disaster - in other situations your business may be able to withstand longer outages.

Some of the things your business needs consider:

  • Hardware Failure
  • Redundancy
  • Power loss
  • Loss of Internet access
  • Loss of phone service
  • Natural Disasters (Flood, Fire etc)
  • Theft
  • Malicious Damage

If the worst happens you will want to know the answers to some of the following:

  • Is my data safe?
  • What do we do first?
  • How quickly can we get things running again?
  • Can I forward phone calls?
  • Can my staff work effectively from home?

Practice really does make perfect

The goal of any disaster recovery plan is to get your business back up and running as soon as possible to minimise loss of revenue as well keeping the impact to your customers as low as possible. Your disaster recovery plan needs to be tried and tested on a regular basis - we offer a service where we plan and implement a disaster recovery test procedure - checking each and every step thoroughly to make sure that in the event of a worst case scenario - you can be confident your business will be up and running again as quickly as possible.