Protect Company Assets and Reduce Risk with Business Continuity Strategies
Did you know that thousands of businesses fail every year because they are unable to recover after an incident quickly? Everything from a fire to a ransomware attack could significantly damage your ability to maintain operations for your business.
According to a recent Ponemon Institute study, having an incident response team in place can help significantly reduce the cost and lifecycle of a data breach or other incident involving IT downtime. Even a seemingly simple server failure could have drastic consequences for your business, particularly if backups are unavailable or difficult to access. The professionals at Alvarez Technology Group have over 20 years of experience helping companies avoid these problems through the development of a proactive business continuity strategy.
Protect Your Business Against Unnecessary Risk
It would likely feel dangerous to live your entire life without health or automobile insurance, even though you hope never to need to tap into the support offered by your insurance provider. A business continuity strategy is much the same: also though you hope never to use it, you need to know that it’s there in the event of an incident. Business continuity and disaster recovery strategy can help protect your business against unnecessary risk by helping your team walk through potential scenarios and put communications and activity steps in place that can be quickly triggered if they are needed.
Alvarez Technology Group helps define your business continuity strategy, including:
- Audit of current business systems, data storage systems, and integrations
- Telecommunications platform review
- Communications strategy, including how to inform customers, vendors and other stakeholders of action items related to an outage
- Active walk-throughs of potential disasters
- Defining scheduled backups — both onsite and offsite — depending on the unique needs of your business
- Creating a schedule for regular review of your policies and procedures
Taking the time to engage in these activities before you need them will help your team be more efficient at restoring operations after an incident that impacts your company’s technology.
Maintain Operations During and After an Incident
Learning that a cybercriminal has infiltrated your business can be terrifying. However, discovering that you do not have sufficient backups in place to restore operations can be disastrous. Maintaining business operations as you’re working through the remediation of a data breach or malware attack requires fast access to rebuild or restore data connections, servers, and other key systems. A robust business continuity strategy serves as a roadmap that will help ensure your business can restart critical business operations as quickly as possible after an incident.
Ensure Consistency with Reduced IT Downtime
One of the significant challenges for IT teams is ensuring that your platforms, data, and business systems are available at all times. There are very few business professionals or customers that are willing to wait for days — or even weeks — while your software is slowly resuscitated after an incident. While there are ebbs and flows in any business, there are higher expectations on technology platforms and IT resources than ever before. When you have a solid business continuity strategy in place and ready to execute when you need it, you can improve internal team relations while also reducing the productivity impact associated with extended IT downtime.
Creating a robust and cohesive business continuity and disaster recovery strategy starts with a full audit of your current capabilities and requires ongoing adjustment as business needs and technology platforms evolve. Contact the professionals at Alvarez Technology Group at (831) 753-7677 or via email to email@example.com to schedule a complimentary initial strategy session. Our experts will walk through the steps involved in a proactive business continuity strategy that will help ensure your organization is protected from both current and future threats.