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Business Continuity & DR

Developing a comprehensive data backup and recovery process is now a critical component of every business no matter what its size. With more and more businesses becoming reliant on the availability of their data, business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) are becoming much more necessary. These requirements are now being pushed further down the supply chain imposing potentially costly processes and overheads on smaller suppliers.

  • 90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut down within 2 years of the disaster.
  • 50% of businesses experiencing a computer outage will be forced to shut within 5 years.

Source: London Chamber of Commerce

  • 20% of all companies will suffer fire, theft, flood damage, power failures, terrorism or hardware/software disaster. Of those without a business continuity plan:
    • 43% will never re-open
    • 80% fail within 13 months
    • 53% of claimants never recoup the losses incurred by a disaster

Source: Aveco

  • Less than 50% of all organisations have a business continuity plan
    • 43% of companies that do have a business continuity plan do not test it annually
    • 80% of companies have not developed any crisis management to provide IT coverage sufficient to keep the business functionally effectively
    • 40% of companies that do have crisis management plans do not have a team dedicated to disaster recovery

Source: London Chamber of Commerce

Our consultants can advise on the real levels of risk that you are exposed to and recommend the most appropriate, cost effective actions to mitigate your risk. They use their extensive experience in senior management and directorial positions in companies like yours coupled with a deep understanding of the ‘real world’ technical requirements of disaster recovery & business continuity to design and implement a solution appropriate to your needs; not only now but aligned with both your long and medium-term business strategy.

From complete disaster recovery and business continuity solutions including cloud hosting of business applications, regulatory compliance, telephony and email services to the offsite replication of essential data we can help.