Business continuity encompasses planning and preparation to ensure that an organization can continue to operate in case of serious incidents or disasters and is able to recover to an operational state within a reasonably short period. As such, business continuity includes three key elements:
Resilience: critical business functions and the supporting infrastructure must be designed in such a way that they are materially unaffected by relevant disruptions, for example through the use of redundancy and spare capacity;
Recovery: arrangements have to be made to recover or restore critical and less critical business functions that fail for some reason.
Contingency: the organization establishes a generalized capability and readiness to cope effectively with whatever major incidents and disasters occur, including those that were not, and perhaps could not have been, foreseen. Contingency preparations constitute a last-resort response if resilience and recovery arrangements should prove inadequate in practice.
If your IT infrastructure is hit by anything from a denial of service to a major fire, you need to know that all your data is safe, systems can be recovered and your team can start work to get your business back on track. Tecsenza can help with planning a business continuity plan that will provide your business with the peace of mind that, should the worst happen you can be working to rebuild straightaway. From using cloud storage for data to virtualised applications and pro-active security to limit the damage to systems.
We can help with not only sourcing additional hardware and data storage offsite but advising on regulation and compliance for your continuity plan. Not having a continuity plan threatens a business’ survival and in the event of a severe threat, lead to bankruptcy.
Tecsenza will help you put in place a plan that is tailored to your business model, helping you make plans to limit your exposure to risk by conducting a thorough assessment of your IT infrastructure, suggesting changes you can make to improve business continuity. We can source hardware and software solutions from our trusted partners to help you put in robust and secure systems that mean, should the worst happen, your team can get things back on track quickly.
If you’d like more advice about business continuity our qualified consultants will be happy to help. Just contact us….