Are you prepared to respond to a major business disruption? We adopt a holistic approach to developing Business Continuity Plans that safeguard your business from major disruption to critical systems and services.
The case for BCP
While organisations continue to become increasingly dependent on technology, many have ignored the safeguards of proper business continuity. When disaster strikes, disruption to the accessibility of business systems can become a staggering cost to the organisation. Impacted businesses may experience brand and reputation damage, financial loss, as well as opening themselves up to litigation.
Cloud and Continuity
Gartner reports that businesses that had a catastrophic data event have a two year survival rate of just 6%.
The cloud has created a landscape for businesses to effectively establish agile, mobile and scalable IT solutions. While in the past, data and systems were most often centralised on local hardware; the dispersed nature and multi-vendor approach to cloud presents opportunities as well as challenges for business continuity.
On average, companies are using almost 5 public and private cloud providers. The span of control is wider, there are more vendors, and organisational data is much more dispersed. We work with your team to aid in utilising the cloud to enhance business continuity, and more critically, address often ignored factors of cloud utilisation.
Our approach to Business Continuity Planning
Our senior consultants work closely with the stakeholders in your organisation to develop a comprehensive BCP. Our approach is to establish a ‘living’ plan that is easily updated as internal and external factors change in and around the business. How we help:
- Defining a Disaster
- Identifying critical IT and business systems
- Business Impact Analysis
- Business Risk Assessment
- Establish Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
- Communications Plan
- Incident Response Plan
- Preventative Measures
- Vendor assessment
- Training and Presentation
- Ongoing review