Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
Rose F Kennedy

Business continuity is the process of ensuring that critical business functions remain available in accordance with the expectations of every stakeholder that depends upon them.

It is about more than just availability of data services - it is the organisation’s ability to deliver services in a timely manner, to the expected quality.

Organisations that have prepared a business continuity strategy are better placed to survive critical business risks, be those loss of critical premises, key information resources, significant individuals, or even adverse media coverage. These are the organisations that understand that they cannot do business if their services are unavailable.

Organisations that have prepared a business continuity strategy are better placed to survive critical business risks

ECA can assist you in the preparation, testing and maintenance of your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. Our team works with clients to understand which aspects of their business are ‘mission-critical’, and what risks the business faces. The review considers necessary service levels, interdependencies, and acceptable periods of failure, and helps organisations to prepare business continuity and disaster recovery plans, crisis management plans and data recovery plans.

At ECA we also understand that plans are only as good as the organisation’s ability to use them. ECA can train key workers in crisis management skills, and make staff across the organisation aware of their duties in the event of a crisis. ECA’s experts can test your plans through simulations and exercise, and can assist with the all-important recovery back to ‘business as usual’ after an incident.

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