The data and information are the most important part of a company, regardless of its type of business or the number of employees.
For this reason, it has adopted a data backup policy or a backup infrastructure, it is definitely a worthwhile investment when you consider that the perdida of strategic data may have implications for the stability and the continuity of a company.
To survive a computer disaster, there are well-established procedures that must start from the analysis of the following points:
- Identify critical services and resources.
- Evaluate the risks and effects in the event of an IT disaster.
- Establish the cost-benefit relationship.
- Define strategies and recovery plans.
Currently the two most important plans to ensure the operation of a company before a computer disaster are:
Business Continuity Plan
When a company becomes damaged through vandalism or as a result of a fire or natural disaster, it is very common that even with a copy of the data is not possible to ensure the immediate continuity of activities due to the damage caused to personnel, installations and all other computer equipment.
For this reason it is very important to implement a Business Continuity Plan (BCP from the acronym of - Business Continuity Plan), which in addition to including the back-up procedures, must contemplate a strategy that includes activities by employees and of an alternative seat equipped with everything needed to enable the company back up and running as quickly as possible.
The advantages achieved in the implementation of a Business Continuity Plan are:
Ensuring the future company. There are studies that show that when a company suffers a major loss of data, it can take up to three years to recover the full operability.
Taking care of resources. Implement a recovery plan and continuity of operations is a safe investment, especially when you consider that losing key information for the company means having to incur unforeseen expenses that may destabilizare business finances.
Maintain the reputation. Continuing to provide public services almost without interruption, the customer will recognize the company values such as commitment and responsibility and this will give them the confidence to continue to acquire the services.
Disaster Recovery Plan
This plan (also called from the acronym DRP - Disaster Recovery Plan) is to rely on a backup copy of critical data security dell'azianda before events such as cyber attack, theft, fire, flood or other disaster.
The information is stored in an external server at a company that provides this kind of service. When you contracted this service, providing the company signs a confidentiality agreement with its customers that ensures that the information stored on their servers are safe.
A Disaster Recovery Plan must adapt to the daily activities of the company and not the other, because each company has different needs and requirements.
A very important factor to consider when implementing the DRP and BCP is its constant updating, which is to be made as you identify new threats, or you implement a change in the company's business strategy or creating or 'elimination of business units within the company, etc.
Investing in these tools gives companies business continuity, which is the key element for the success of any business.