6 Ways You'll Benefit from a Business Continuity Plan in Your Area

Business Continuity | Remedian IT Manchester

Unfortunately, disasters are surging. For example, manmade disasters such as cyberattacks, have increased by 125% according to Accenture. With catastrophic events of all kinds increasing at alarming rates, data backup and recovery services with us are crucial to prevent business interruption.

From weather-related events, like fires from lightning strikes, to insidious cyberattacks, companies that take the time to prepare a business continuity strategy are far better positioned to manage the fallout of a disaster.

Small to medium-sized businesses might look to managed service providers to take care of backups, hardware and software fixes, and network management during ordinary times. But these aren’t ordinary times. When you hear of recent disasters, wouldn’t it be nice to have peace of mind knowing you’re prepared for the unexpected.

Unfortunately, the unexpected is happening more and more, warranting the need for your business continuity plan here.

What You Risk Without a Data Backup and Recovery Plan in Place

No less than 60% of SMBs have to close their doors after a cyberattack, according to Inc., in part because they didn’t have the proper business continuity plan in place. A disaster of any type can cause:

  • • Downtime
  • • Brand damage
  • • Expensive fines and penalties
  • • Loss of clients due to a hurt reputation
  • • Business closure

The 5 Benefits of a Plan

A business disruption is far less stressful when there’s data backup and recovery and a plan in place to re-establish operations. Here are the top five ways a business continuity blueprint protects your business before, during and after an unexpected event and keeps it running smoothly:

  • 1. Operations are restarted promptly after a disruption - A proactive plan in place ensures minimal impact and re-establishes workflow
  • 2. A business continuity plan shortens the length of the disruption - A plan in place means your processes will function properly, sooner
  • 3. Your reputation stays intact when you can weather a disruption - Your brand remains competitive
  • 4. You’ll dodge costly fees and penalties while optimising compliance - Our compliance services keep you up to date and fine-free
  • 5. Reduce risks to your employees and clients - Your clients and employees know their data is safeguarded

What to Consider

First, your business continuity plan should remain current. We make sure your plan is updated regularly and stays in compliance, no matter how often and recent the regulations have changed.

Second, regulations, requirements and cyberthreats all evolve on a daily basis. Your business continuity plan should, too. Check your plan regularly with tests that reflect the modern world against your current business needs.

Lastly, make sure your plan has considered every possible risk. A top-to-bottom assessment of your organisation results in the appropriate plan that ensures that your coverage is comprehensive, no matter what the risks are.

Let’s Determine Your Risks

Your assessment from us here at Remedian IT Solutions determines how your existing risks could affect your business operations if the worst should happen. We build a plan that safeguards your data, and we strategise to install procedures to mitigate your risks. Then we test it to make sure your plan is up to date — today and in the future.

We specialise in proactive and highly effective business continuity services. By installing and deploying security measures that minimise downtime, we mitigate all potential disruptions.

Are you ready to fortify your business against the next looming catastrophe? Partner with us to strategize and build your customised plan.

At Remedian IT Solutions, we'll assist you in identifying current and emerging threats, implementing a multilayered cybersecurity strategy and providing your employees with cybersecurity training to help mitigate any potential risks. Contact one of our security experts today!

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