Business continuity is an organisation’s ability to maintain essential functions during and after a disaster. This could be as simple as a power outage or as complex as cyberattack or a physical disaster such as a fire or flood.
As a specialist in business continuity, Principality IT can advise on all aspects of data security and IT functions to fit specific business continuity plans.
We evaluate and implement risk management processes and procedures that aim to prevent interruptions to mission-critical services, and to re-establish full function to the organisation as quickly and smoothly as possible.
The most basic business continuity requirement is to keep essential functions up and running during a disaster and to recover with as little downtime as possible.
A business continuity plan considers various unpredictable events, such as natural disasters, fires, disease outbreaks, cyberattacks and other external threats. We work to ISO 22301 international standards in Business Continuity.
Business continuity is important for organisations of any size and, even in the worst case, critical services must be maintained for the duration of the disaster.
The first step in business continuity planning is deciding which of an organisation’s functions are essential and allocating the available budget accordingly.
Once crucial components have been identified, failover mechanisms can be put in place.
Technologies such as disk mirroring allow an organisation to maintain up-to-date copies of data in geographically dispersed locations. This enables data access to continue uninterrupted if one location is disabled.
See our free download Business Continuity: Getting Started for more advice.
Principality IT can support you in every aspect of business continuity planning.
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