Business Continuity: Will You be able to Continue Operations after a Disaster?


Business Continuity is a proactive plan to avoid and mitigate risks associated with a disruption of operations. It details steps to be taken before, during and after an event to maintain the financial viability of an organization. Your strategy with your technology plays an important part in your business continuity plan. Work with Align Right Technologies to develop a Business Continuity Plan and make sure your business can continue to run in the event of a disaster.

All Business Continuity Plans should include these factors:

BCP Governance– Have a committee in place to lead the BCP. Usually this involves senior managers that can make sure the plan is structured correctly and the proper training has been done.

Business Impact Analysis– Determine which services or products are most critical and must continue from an IT perspective. They are then ranked from most critical to least and given attention and detail based on their rankings.

Steps & Readiness to Implement the BCP– An outline of the steps to be delivered without interruption are listed and ready to implement for critical services to continue functioning or at the very least, be restarted quickly.

Testing & Training– Only by testing the BCP will any shortcomings be found and solved. Also involve all personnel in the training process so the switch will be seamless, and everyone can jump right into their new roles.

Having a current and tested Business Continuity Plan in the hands of all employees involved in carrying out the plan will empower your business in any emergency. Maintaining business functions quickly will help your company stand out and gain customer confidence and loyalty. Reach out to Align Right to start your plan today!

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