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Business Continuity

Robust data protection and rapid recovery options to protect business continuity when faced with unforeseen disruptions.

of small businesses that experience data loss shut down within six months.
of organizations worldwide are not prepared for a disaster recovery event.
of UK businesses reported suffering a cyber attack in 2022.

Statistics sourced from studies conducted by: USNCSA, Fundera, AAG

Stats

of small businesses that experience data loss shut down within six months of the incident.
of organizations worldwide are not adequately prepared for a disaster recovery event.
of UK businesses reported suffering a cyber attack in 2022.

Statistics sourced from studies conducted by: USNCSA, Fundera, AAG

Why business continuity is important

Leading organizations make business continuity a top priority because maintaining critical functions after an emergency or disruption can be the difference between the success and failure of a business. If key business capabilities fail, a quick recovery time to bring systems back up is crucial. Getting a business continuity strategy in place before disaster hits can save a tremendous amount of time and money. The plan for recovery needs to include roles and responsibilities, as well as which systems need to be recovered in which order. There are many aspects of business continuity to consider and test, which is another reason to plan ahead. For instance, large data sets can take an excruciatingly long time to restore from a backup, so failover to a remote data centre might be a better solution for businesses with a large amount of data.

When resiliency and recovery plans fail, or when an unforeseen event occurs, a contingency plan can act as a last resort. A contingency plan includes a practiced strategy and plan for last resort needs. These needs could range from asking third-party vendors for help to finding a second location for emergency office space or remote back-up servers.

Business continuity tools

There are a wide variety of business continuity tools to choose from, which all perform slightly different functions:

Essential planning

Data is a critical asset, and losing it can have severe consequences, leading to significant financial losses and reputational damage. By implementing a robust backup and disaster recovery plan, businesses can safeguard their data, applications, and systems, mitigating the risks of data loss due to cyberattacks, hardware failures or human error.

In the event of a disaster or system failure, timely recovery is crucial to minimize downtime and resume normal operations swiftly, reducing downtime costs, and enhancing customer trust. With a well-designed plan, businesses can proactively protect themselves against potential threats, ensuring they are prepared for any contingency.

Intelligent foresight

Business continuity and disaster recovery practices are not just precautions, they are essential lifelines that ensure an organization's resilience in the face of unforeseen disruptions. By meticulously planning for potential disruptions, businesses can safeguard their operations, reputation, and customer trust. Business continuity strategies encompass comprehensive risk assessments, mitigation plans, and clear protocols that guide actions during crises.

Disaster recovery practices, on the other hand, focus on rapidly restoring systems and data in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Together, these practices minimize downtime, financial losses, and potential legal and regulatory repercussions.

Shielding tomorrow, today

Empower your business with our Business Continuity and backup solutions – safeguarding your business against disruptions while ensuring the swift recovery of your valuable data and operations.

When the unthinkable happens, be prepared and protected.

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Frequently asked questions

What does business continuity include?

A business continuity and risk management plan usually involve three considerations:

 

• Resiliency
• Recovery
• Contingency

 

There are many international standards and policies to guide the development of disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

What is business continuity management?

Business continuity management is the process of planning for and dealing with potential threats and hazards to an organization’s ability to maintain business continuity. This management requires:

 

  • Evaluating the importance of different business functions in a business impact analysis
  • Creating a plan for maintaining at least the most critical elements despite a disturbance
    Business continuity and disaster recovery

With a good business continuity strategy, and effectively managed disaster recovery tools, businesses have a much better chance of getting up and running faster after a disaster. Ideally, well-prepared businesses should be in a place to continue operations as if nothing had happened. Businesses without a disaster recovery strategy and business continuity plan in place are much more vulnerable to being wiped out by a natural disaster or cyber-attack.

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