In most cases, the threat of an IT disaster is a matter of when and not if. That’s why, according to a recent Worcester Business Journal report, companies need a business continuity plan in place that ensures they can both deal with an incident effectively and recover as soon as possible.
“What a tested business continuity plan could do is potentially save you thousands, if not millions, of dollars in production losses, your reputation as a business, and your customers and clients,” John Grochowalski of Georgia-based Monarch Business Resiliency told the news provider.
Resources and production are saved because backup and recovery software minimizes downtime for the organization. By restoring data to operational status as soon as possible, a company can get back to work and move past an incident.
However, experts agree that both business continuity and disaster recovery are not one-size-fits-all processes. Companies and their IT decision-makers must approach the processes with their specific needs and considerations in mind to ensure all bases are covered.
Beforehand, the IT department should consider the order in which data must be recovered as well as the amount of downtime the company can tolerate.