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Business Continuity Plan

If you have been using computers for several years, you must have known about the vulnerabilities computer posses, no matter how expensive your hardware or antivirus is it takes one malicious file to destroy your whole PC and delete your whole data. And it takes only one short circuit to make your hardware of 1000s of dollars, completely useless.

We have seen many businesses losing tons of business just because they had to go offline due to a cyber attack. As a business you can’t afford to lose your digital data, as for most businesses, that data is what runs their whole operations. Therefore in order to keep yourself in this competitive market, you must ensure a 100% uptime and security of your information.

There are various disaster recovery services that can help you recover from any natural and un-natural disasters like, fire, flood, earthquake, malicious virus or power failure. There is a variety of options to pursue to make your system as secure as possible.

Any good Disaster Recovery Service would ensure a fool proof business continuity plan for any business they work for, which includes the evaluation of all possible threats and damages that may occur to the system. In order to create this fool proof plan, the first step should be to take all necessary measures to prevent these damages from occurring in the first place. Various detective measures are needed to be taken in order to predict what threats may hit the system in near future. Similarly, corrective measures are required to fix any of the problems that have already occurred.

An important aspect of this entire Disaster Recovery field is Business Impact Analysis, also known as BIA. In which the disaster recovery specialist will look into all of the business operations and try to find out the necessary and un-necessary operations, and will advise to stop any of those un-necessary processes that may lead to a potential vulnerability.

Important/Critical functions for any business are those that are vital to run your business operations. After finding out those all-important operations, the disaster recovery service will find out RPO and RTO (Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time Objective respectively) for the company. RPO is targeted towards finding out the max. Time required in reaching the first character in whole data. While RTO is the max. Time after which the actual business damage occurs.

After that the specialist will try to find out the steps and time required to recover the important operations and data of business to ensure business continuity. These steps can be different depending on the nature of business.

A good business continuity plan will have protocols and methods to tackle all sorts of natural disasters as well, e.g. they will outline all the steps that would be required in case of flood, fire, heavy rains, or any other kind of unpleasant situation that may affect the business continuity.

No matter which industry you are in, never leave your business un-protected; always create a fool proof business continuity plan either with the help of your in-house experts or by hiring any disaster recovery service.

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