Natural and artificial disasters are always occurring. Most of these disasters are not and cannot be controlled by man when it occurs. Imagine fire gutting a state government with records of over 50 years. How will the state cope with such disaster if no Disaster Recovery plan was put in place prior to the disaster?
Every business and organization can experience a serious incident that can prevent it from continuing normal operations. This can range from a flood or fire to a serious computer malfunction or Information Security incident. The management of the organization have a responsibility to recover from such incidents with minimum amount of time, with minimum disruption and at minimum cost. This requires careful preparation and planning.
Ensuring efficient data protection and delivering business continuity are a recurring challenge for CEOs and Top managers. Continuous data growth, increasing numbers of mission critical applications, scattering of information assets, and emerging regulations and standards make the task more complex every day.
This is where IQSS comes in as a company with experience on how to plan, protect and make your records readily available for recovery. This is done by outlining the most common steps in contingency planning and disaster recovery, as well as identifying popular tools and solutions, to implement the identified steps.
It is very vital that every organization takes the development and maintenance of disaster recovery or business continuity plan seriously. It is not one of those tasks that can be left until everyone has time to deal with it. A serious incident can cripple the business of any firm at any time. It can even be now.
One of the first contingency planning tasks to be undertaken is to prepare a comprehensive list of the potentially serious incidents that could affect the normal operations of the business. This list should include all possible incidents no matter how remote the likelihood of their occurrence. Once this is done, IQSS is readily available to advice on the way forward especially regarding the plans on the best ways to safeguard your invaluable documents and records.