Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Strategies According to FEMA
(the Federal Emergency Management Agency), “Following a disaster, 90% of smaller companies fail within a year unless they can resume operations within 5 days.” Only a strong business continuity and disaster recovery plan can help your Sacramento business avoid falling victim to the effects of a disaster.
What Is a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan?
Disasters come in many forms, and like it or not, they’re bound to happen at some point. Whether in the form of a natural event such as a terrible storm or as a computer system crash or network security breach, disasters can leave your business blocked and helpless. Fortunately, however, if you have a strong business continuity and disaster recovery plan, you’ll be able to survive such a disaster with as little downtime and negative effects as possible.
How Are Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Different?
Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are related terms that both mean close to the same thing. However, many people assume that the terms are entirely interchangeable, and this isn’t actually the case. In fact, business continuity refers to how a business is able to maintain everyday operations while an ongoing disaster is happening, and disaster recovery is the exact manner in which core support systems such as hardware, communications, security measures, etc. are brought back to normal following a disastrous event. In effect, disaster recovery is a part of business continuity planning. Both are essential to maintain everyday functions in your business following a disaster.
What Types of Disasters Can Affect My Business?
Most of us don’t think that a disaster will ever happen. Of course, that would be wonderful, but it’s hardly ever the case. Depending on your business’s location, industry, size, and current security strategy, there are always risks to be faced:
- Natural disasters such as storms, tornados, earthquakes, and hurricanes
- Burst pipes
- Security breaches
- Server failures and system crashes
- Sickness outbreaks within your staff
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to help your business stay functioning as normally as possible in the event of such a disaster. We’ll help you come up with a business continuity and disaster recovery plan that works for you.
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