Creating an effective business disaster plan

Creating an effective business disaster plan

You’ve been putting that business continuity plan off for months now, but you’ve finally decided to go through with it. You start by talking to members of your staff, partners and service providers. And it doesn’t take long to see that everyone has a different opinion about what to recover first when disaster strikes.

How to stay profitable during an IT disaster

How to stay profitable during an IT disaster

Are you prepared for when the unexpected strikes? According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, approximately 25 percent of businesses don’t reopen following a major disaster. The truth is that disasters happen every day, regardless of location or business size – simply switch on the news for proof.

Looking at online backup solutions

Looking at online backup solutions

There are many different backup solutions out there available to small and medium sized businesses. While most owners are aware of the fact that any backup solution is important for a Disaster Recovery Plan, it can be tough to pick the right one for your business.

Important disaster recovery lessons

Important disaster recovery lessons

Regardless of what your business is, or where you are located, you may at some point face a disaster that affects your business operations. In order to make it through troubled waters without serious harm to your business you need to have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place.

5 Tips for new BCP technology

5 Tips for new BCP technology

Businesses of all sizes should take the time to implement business continuity plans if they want their business to survive a potential disaster. In order to do this, you need technology to support your plans. Even businesses with plans in place need to replace their technology eventually.

Effective business impact analysis

Effective business impact analysis

While it’s important for businesses to perform risk assessments, it’s equally important to initiate a business impact analysis (BIA) in order to maximize business continuity. Why? Simply because the crux of any recovery is about whether it is achieved in a reasonable time, and BIA, if performed effectively, will determine exactly that.

8 data backup tips – Part 2

8 data backup tips – Part 2

Regardless of the industry you operate in, or the size of your business, you should be taking steps to ensure that your business is ready for any disaster. While there are many paths you can take to ensure your business is ready, there is one element that is central to all plans: backing up your data.

8 data backup tips – Part 1

8 data backup tips – Part 1

Backing up your data is an essential business task that should not be ignored. Believe it or not, it’s not a matter of if your systems will crash putting your data at risk, but when. There’s a good chance that you could face data loss if systems crash, and backing up your data will reduce this loss.