Are you prepared for disaster?
Ensuring that you can stay in business in the event of a disaster is essential. Most firms rely heavily on IT to maintain their daily activities, especially in London where connectivity is strong. Continuity planning is designed to help you recover your operational effectiveness as soon as possible after an incident. With robust continuity planning in place, your business can also avoid disaster scenarios in the first place.
- Peace of mind. Robust and resilient continuity planning will protect your business from the unexpected.
- Disaster prevention. Scenario modelling will reveal any weaknesses in your systems, which you can then correct.
- Bespoke planning. We use your business goals and your industry’s best-practice standards to tailor disaster recovery plans to your organisation.
Planning for recovery
Investing in continuity planning is just good business sense. You need to know that your business can recover quickly from disaster. It’s not just for your own peace of mind: clients may ask to see your disaster recovery plan before entrusting you with their business. ITD will work with you to develop a resilient business continuity plan that works for your business and your priorities. The object is for you to resume normal business as soon as possible after an emergency, with minimum expense and minimum loss of data.
The formal continuity plan will set out all of the potential disaster scenarios affecting your IT systems and networks. For each of these, we will also give detailed instructions on the actions you will need to take to preserve and recover your business.
- Business Impact Analysis. First, our IT consultants perform a high-level business impact analysis. This is so we can establish which data, systems, processes and people are critical. In other words, we need to know who and what is at risk. We also need to know where your priorities for recovery lie.
- Scenario modelling. Next, we will identify the possible scenarios that the plan needs to cater for. The most common scenarios are things like power failure, serious computer virus, or loss of access to your office building. We will also investigate which areas of your business are most likely to be affected.
- Develop the plan. Our consultants will develop a detailed plan based on the impact analysis and scenario modelling. We will set out the plan in plain, concise English, so that all parties can refer to it quickly in an emergency. It will include clear descriptions of how to identify disasters, the procedures for invoking the plan and more. Essentially, it is all the key information to support you through rapid response and recovery. As part of the planning process, we ensure that you have all of the facilities and systems in place to support the plan we have devised.
- Testing. Before you sign the project off, we will test the plan ourselves to make sure all is in order. You will now have a robust, resilient business continuity plan in place. Additionally, we will leave you with all the procedures and documentation to support you through regular updates and testing of the plan.
If you think your business may be unprepared for disaster, or if you think your existing continuity planning may need an update, Contact Us at our London office today to discuss your requirements. We can offer you a fixed price for the work.