The term "Business Continuity" is defined as a business’s level of readiness to maintain critical functions after an emergency or disruption. A disruptive event can come in many forms, including:
Sudden staff departure
Inaccessibility to the office
Disaster can strike in many forms. In a split second both natural and unnatural events can put a business in jeopardy. Preparation is the best defense to keep a business going when the unexpected occurs. The height of the perennial Atlantic hurricane season is upon us. Having a plan and testing that plan is critical toward remaining prepared for whatever events threaten a business. Business Continuity Planning ("BCP") involves a set of policies, tools and procedures that enable the recovery of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster or disruption. The best way the SMB community can stay prepared for any disaster or event is to work with their IT partner and follow our best practices to keep systems, data and personnel protected. A successful business continuity plan keeps business operations ready in case of an emergency, event, or disaster.
Remember that business continuity is an ongoing process that requires dedication and regular review. By following these best practices and partnering with IT, SMBs will find themselves better prepared to navigate disruptions and safeguard their operations. Small businesses must remain ready for the next disruption, whether it’s a natural disaster, a burglary or a data breach and the best time to start planning is now!
Roark Tech Services is an expert in Business Continuity Planning, including Disaster Recovery options, uniquely qualified to help small and medium-sized businesses stay safe & competitive. Always consult with us first. If you don’t have an IT Partner that you can trust to give you the right support and advice, we’d love to help. Contact us.