According to an IBM study of all the companies that had a major loss of data, 43% never reopen, 51% close within two years and just 6% will survive long-term. For a small amount of those survivors, business continued as usual thanks to their pre-planning. Recommendations to Put You in the Surviving 6%:
Prioritize: You need to plan on what you will need to recover first and who is responsible for making that happen. Take an analytical, processed based consideration to recovery for each business process.
Backup: The most important part of your business continuity is having 3 backups. One that you copy locally each day, another backup on a disconnected device in the same location and the third in the cloud. Your local backups will take care of things like system crashes and cyber attacks. The cloud comes into play when your businesses takes a major hit like from fire or flood.
Test: Be sure that all employees know your plan and what their responsibility is in case of disaster. You should test, prepare, and rehearse your continuity plan.
As IT becomes more complicated, carrying more responsibility and risk, so does the importance of a forceful business continuity plan. Give us a call at 937-660-4899 to create a custom business continuity plan for your business.