Whether caused by cyber attack, power outage, human error, fire, flood or pandemic, business disruptions are costing the global business community dearly in downtime and catastrophic data loss. The magnitude of such damaging events can be minimised if you have robust IT continuity plans in place, which have been tested and communicated across your organisation. Conversely, a substandard plan could leave you and your users vulnerable. Productivity and brand reputation may be damaged, and you could face a huge fine under GDPR legislation.
Covid-19 and major cyber attacks, such as the Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack, have focused business leaders’ attention on IT continuity. And understandably so. When did you last strengthen your IT systems, applications and data files, to help them stand up to significant business disruption?
IT continuity extends to disaster recovery (DR) responsibilities including application, system and data backup and recovery, servers, data, systems, and access. Beyond data and systems recovery, IT continuity can also apply to the proactive implementation of information technology for a seamless, remote-accessed system – commonly using cloud backups and Office 365.
Contact Boldfield to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your current IT continuity plan and find out how to boost its resilience.