Disaster Recovery Plan
Business impacting disaster is not only defined as a natural disaster. It is truly defined as an event that impedes a business from being able to conduct normal buiness, service customers, and causes an immediate halt to daily business. These can include brown outs, power outages, interruptions to supply chain. Power outages are especially devastating to small businesses, as they can result in the total loss of digital data and other information. SCORE statistics show businesses that experience power outages for more than 10 days are apt to experience severe financial losses and never recover. In fact, the numbers show that 70 percent of these businesses will close within 12 months of the loss.
According to Charmayne Smith, whose articles have appeared in the "Houston Chronicle"
Protecting your business involves more than just protecting your sales and speaking with your insurance agent. It requires planning for unexpected events and disasters. More than 30 percent of all businesses are affected by disasters each year. With regard to small businesses, the 2007 SCORE report showed 25 percent of small businesses fail to reopen after a disaster. The same report placed Texas first on the list of states with the most major disasters.
Disaster Recovery Planning and Business Continutity Planning
.Business Continuity Plan
Maintaining operations during unforeseen interruptions is key to long-term business survival and success. Business owners and senior level managers must prepare to secure their business operations through the use of disaster recovery, business continuity, social media efforts and media relations – all in an effort to be better prepared if a natural or manmade disaster were to effect their daily operations.
Established business continuity planning, makes every effort to fullfill these objectives:
1. provide for the safety and well being of employees, customers and visitors;
2. identify and establish priorities with regards to mission critical business processes and systems;
3. protect company and client property, assets and records;
4. continue business functionality in the event of an interruption to minimize financial loss;
5. return to normal operations as soon as possible.
The business continuity plan provides direction for staff and explains the actions employees will take to ensure the lifespan of the business.
We have over 14 years of experience helping businesses develop and test their disaster recovery and business continuity plans. We understand the criticality of these plans especially when business matters.
Together a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity plan contain the solutions and directions needed to ensure that your business will remain in operation in the event of disaster whether natural or manmade.
Contact us today and we will help you get the plans in place to protect your business.