Business recovery must be carefully considered when planning to continue with the minimum of downtime and disruption from a huge range of events. Potential business interruptions and loss of data availability can be brought about by a raft of factors, ranging from server and disk failures to fire, floods and even acts of terrorism.
Careful planning and consideration is required to ensure these potential losses are prepared for and that action plans are documented and easily effected.
Data Connect can assist your business to achieve a robust and affordable business recovery plan in the following areas:-
Email is a critical application for business communication and its loss of use can result in loss of productivity, financial loss and damage to customer service levels and reputation.
Data Connect have a complete portfolio of options available to our customers ranging from modules that can be added to email filtering services to provide key staff with 24x7 ability to send and receive email in the event of a server failure, through to individually designed high availability server clusters and replicated data in diverse geographical locations. This architecture can be extended to cover instant failover for data availability and access to all major business critical applications.
Working with your key business decision makers we can provide the expertise and support to ensure your key information is available within agreed and guaranteed service levels to suite your individual needs and budget constraints.
The next stage to consider in Business Continuity recovery is how does your business continue to operate in the event of a catastrophic loss to all or part of your Office or Data Centre infrastructure by events such as fire, flood, act of terrorism and denial of access.
Working alongside our key partners, Data Connect consultants are able to provide and implement alternative office accommodation for key staff, data centre space and replacement IT infrastructure under contracted and guaranteed timescales.
Being faced with formulation of a written and comprehensively documented business recovery plan can be a daunting proposition. The requirement for this may come about from the need to comply with legislation such as Sarbanes Oxley or due diligence instigated by senior management or shareholders. Knowing where to start and how to formulate a water tight plan taking into consideration all the key factors is impossible to do without professional assistance.
Data Connect are able to provide a number of options in this area with solutions ranging from bespoke continuity planning software packages through to professional consultancy services. The goal of a fully documented and comprehensive plan can be achieved in a timely and structured manner, complying to the relevant BS standards and current legislative requirements for your industry.