Why Do You Need A Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan?

Are Your Networks at Risk?

A study done by the University of Texas showed that if the companies that suffer a major data loss, 94% of them go out of business within 2 years. This is one reason why it is so important to have a disaster recovery and business continuity strategy in place.

Disaster Recovery is a critical element of any meaningful IT strategy. Nearly all businesses use information technology to quickly and effectively process information. Your business uses desktops, laptops, and wireless devices for nearly all of your business daily operations. What do you do if all of your IT systems stop working?

Your IT network needs to be included in your Disaster Recovery and Business Contingency Plan. That includes a strategy on restoring your hardware, applications, and data in a timely manner so that your business operations are not impacted.

There are many types of major unplanned events that could have adverse effects on your IT systems:

  • Computer Malware
  • Electric Power Failure
  • Hacker Attack
  • Underground Cable Cuts or Failures
  • Fire, Flood, Tornado, Earthquake
  • Mistakes in System Administration

The concept of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity involves ensuring that you can maintain and fulfill your critical business processes, including your IT support systems, in the event of a disaster.

Different businesses have different costs they will incur with major system failures. Some businesses may be able to withstand a day or two of system access interruption without significant impact while other operations may not be able to tolerate any interruption at all. The factors that drive this sensitivity include the number of employees impacted, the reliance on IT systems on actual revenue generation, rate of production (revenue, product, service, etc.) per employee per hour, etc.

When you have a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan that is well tested and well-executed, you will save a tremendous amount of money when that disaster event occurs.

Losing your IT network is often time-consuming and very expensive. At CIS, we understand this. We also know that businesses are constantly challenged by the tasks of managing the demands of business growth while coping with continuous technology change. If you would like to learn more about how your specific organization may be impacted in a disaster and what steps you should consider taking to minimize that impact then please fill out the form below.

Let CIS focus on the technology; you focus on your business. Contact us today and one of our Cybersecurity Specialists will call to talk to you about your current Cybersecurity situation and how you can protect yourself.

Published On: April 19, 2018Categories: Cybersecurity, Managed IT Services