Unforeseen disasters can paralyse a business, leading to costly periods of downtime. But it is possible to mitigate the risks, and provide greater protection for yourself and your clients, thanks to our Business Continuity Solutions.
Business Continuity planning makes sense for so many different reasons. Not only will your data, hardware and software be better protected, but the people that make up your company will be safeguarded should a disaster occur. In addition, employees will be informed and rehearsed so they know instinctively what actions to take to start the recovery process and ensure the business continues to run, should a disaster strike.
With a wealth of industry experience in this area, Lanway are perfectly placed to advise you on the best Business Continuity Solutions for your business.
We take time to understand your business, and the potential challenges you face, so we can then plan and create formal process IT migration plans. We will design an IT solution that is secure, flexible and available in the event of critical outage, giving you maximum protection and peace of mind.
By putting business continuity plans into practice in your company now, you can prepare your business for almost any potential disaster, thus boosting your ability to maintain and drive your business forwards if a critical situation occurs.
Why do we need Business Continuity?
Business Continuity essentially means to maintain availability of systems within an organisation. Implementation of a good Business Continuity plan ensures up-time is improved during system issues and through planned maintenance.
Without Business Continuity any unexpected event can severely disrupt the operation, continuity, and effectiveness of your business. Critical events can come in various guises.
They can vary from more common calamities like hard drive corruption, building fires or flooding, to the rarer, yet more severe and often longer lasting disruptions that can occur on a city-wide or even national basis; events such as disruptions in transport, oil crises, infrastructure weakening from terrorist attacks, or even severe loss of staff due to illness like a pandemic flu.
All of these can strike a major blow at a company. For smaller companies the impact of the above and even lesser disasters can hit much harder. For example, unexpected non-availability of key workers alone could be catastrophic, potentially causing as much disruption to business continuity as technological hardship, especially if it occurs during the height of the company’s busy season.
If only one person is trained to do particular and/or essential tasks, their unexpected absence can severely disrupt productivity.
Auto Failover should form an essential part of the Disaster Recovery Plan. This essentially means the data can be stored at a second site, whether that is another site within the business or at Lanway’s data centre. Your organisation will have terminal server access to this data so you can keep trading in the event of a disaster.
After a disaster, an organisation can only continue to operate with its data. This can be a hard reality to the many businesses that have been through it. Over 20% of organisations suffer a data loss every year and many of those do not have a Disaster Recovery Plan including Data Backup. The result of this is that 43% never reopen.
Replication of data is a simple and extremely effective process within Business Continuity. Alternative methods including back up through a disc, tape or data centre are also available. Lanway will take the time to listen to your requirements to ensure the right solution is implemented for you.