Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

Are you prepared to handle a Computer System Disaster?

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) are complex, resource hungry processes with little obvious or immediately visible benefits. Yet it is important to consider that a business' survival might depend on it.

While it certainly costs money, the lost revenue because of a prolonged downtime can be a lot higher cost, not even considering the loss of customers.

Contractual and legislative obligations might also require these plans to be put in place.

What sort of threats should be considered while we think about BCP or DRP?

Well, here is a short list:

These threats can materialise at any time without warning. Customer and transaction databases, payment systems, supply chain information, company IP, Internet link and consequently link to timely market information can be at risk.

It is worth considering some or all of the following questions:

  1. Could your company operate without your information system?
  2. How much revenue would your company lose for an hour downtime? For half a day downtime?
  3. What is the likelihood that an unscheduled downtime would occur next morning because of any of those threats?
  4. Can you predict the impact of such a downtime on your business?

Performance Resources can help you to find the answer to these questions.

Please feel free to contact us for further information. Our consultants will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

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