Business Continuity

Recent studies have revealed that…

43%

of businesses that suffer major outages, never truly recover.

51%

of businesses close within two years

6%

survive and go on to function successfully

Implementing redundant IT infrastructure and contingency plans were always deemed to be prohibitively expensive unless you were a large organisation. However, new and economical, on-demand cloud technologies are putting robust business continuity strategies within reach for millions of businesses.

Common technology services designed for business continuity consist of cloud data backups, cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for infrastructure outages, and managed security plans that protect against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.
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QCom adopt a three step approach to helping our clients with disaster planning and protecting their companies against unscheduled downtime:

1

Business Impact Analysis

This will reveal what data and functions your organisation cannot survive without. It will also show how long you can survive whilst being down, in other words, what period of downtime is acceptable.

Two key metrics you’ll need to determine are: Real time Objective and Real Point Objective.
2

Risk Assessment

This will identify potential points of failure. For example, if your data is stored in only one location and that location fails, you’ll lose your data. Or, if your entire network relies on critical hardware, what happens in case it goes bang?
3

Manage Your Risks.

Once you’ve identified the risks, you must manage them. Do you want the data to live in-house, in a highly redundant data centre facility or maybe both? Ensure that your data is regularly backed up and test your ability to recover from a disaster but running scheduled tests.

Any IT transformation needs a clear, coherent vision and a project timeline . Our experts can work with you to define the scope and then formulate a plan to achieve this. We will be with you through the entire life-cycle of the project.

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