The term ‘business continuity’ describes a set of planning methodologies and preparedness activities which minimise the impact of serious incidents or disasters that may otherwise affect the smooth running of critical business activities. A robust business continuity plan includes processes that allow critical business activities to continue or be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period of time.
Business continuity covers three main areas;
1) Resilience: We can help you to protect critical business functions and supporting infrastructure by designing them in such a way as to be relatively unaffected in the incidence of a disaster, for example, spare capacity and redundancies can be put in place. Additionally, products like Alpha Scan Network Monitoring can be implemented in order to recognise potential business risks before they affect business continuity.
2) Recovery: Processes are implemented to allow the recovery of business critical functions, for example, an onsite backup process, supplemented by an automated offsite backup with a further cloud-based backup contingency would allow data to be recovered to a recent point of usability in the case of a disaster. Please see our separate section focusing on disaster recovery or get in touch.
3) Contingency: Last-resort preparations are in place to implement should resilience and recovery arrangements prove inadequate in practice, for example, a second or third geographical location may be utilised in the instance of localised flooding.
Alpha Scan can help you plan, build, implement and test your business continuity plan.
- Minimise business risk
- Peace of mind for shareholders
- Ideal for larger multinational businesses