3 Reasons You Need a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan
Reduced Damage to Critical Infrastructure In the event of a disaster, you want a strategic plan that can ensure your business can keep operating while restoring vital infrastructure. Threats to your technology can come from natural disasters, human error and security breaches, so having a solid DR plan can curb issues associated with downtime and ensure business continuity. Utilising cloud-based storage and backups is a key component of disaster recovery to achieve business continuity. Delivering an off-site storage solution drastically reduces the potential damage to your organisation’s critical infrastructure, while also ensuring you have unhindered access to important data. Integrating a 3-2-1 backup strategy and keeping a minimum of three copies of your data can further support your DR plan. Reduced Downtime for your Organisation According to a report by ITIC, 98 percent of large enterprises with more than 1000 employees state that on average a single hour of downtime per year costs their business over $100,000. A lack of strategy around your DR plan contributes to increased downtime, loss of revenue and reduced employee productivity. A strong DR plan should highlight each employee’s responsibility in the event of a disaster and how they must productively respond. Cross-training staff on different roles and ensuring more than one person can do a specific job if downtime occurs is a key component to ensuring business continuity. Through securing and mapping out these important staff processes, you can minimise interruptions and speed up the time it takes to resume business operations. Reduced Expenses and Loss of Revenue In the face of a disaster, employees losing access to business-critical applications can result in the delay of key deliverables and service level agreements (SLAs). This downtime can be costly and additionally can lead to lower levels of productivity and customer retention across your organisation. Having a DR plan that supports the functionality of applications across virtual servers ensures your employees can deliver their workloads with minimal disruption, and client expectations can be met. Through combating potential disruptions, your business can ensure minimal revenue is lost and employees can work productively. With over 30 years of experience, Counterparts assist businesses in the development of effective Disaster Recovery and Continuity plans with HP and Intel®. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, that’s why we take the time to understand your organisation’s unique needs to create a solution that supports them. If you’re interested in a DR and continuity plan, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team of experts today.