We know everyone is busy and has a ton on their plates. Business Continuity Planning (BCP) isn’t something that you should bump to the bottom of your never-ending to-do list. Your business needs to have a plan to prevent and recover from potential threats that are thrown your way. Being able to bounce back after a disaster – either large or small – could be the difference between continued success or shutting your doors for good.
BCP has a direct impact on your bottom line and your ability to continue operating for the long haul. Here are three things you stand to gain by fleshing out a comprehensive business continuity plan:
1. Strengthened brand perception In today’s world, contingency plans are becoming a baseline expectation for every business. If your company’s website FAQ or sales materials include a section on your BCP, it shows current and prospective clients that you are a safe bet. Especially in what is happening in the world today, showing that you are prepared only adds to your credibility.
2. Upgraded offers A solid business continuity plan could allow you to upgrade your offer, possibly to a 100% service level agreement (SLA), which could allow you to attract bigger clients. Now is a great time to be looking at what the market looking for and developing offers to fill those gaps.
3. Business protection In one form or another, disaster will strike your business. If you want your business to survive, you need to have a response plan in place. The more defined your plan, the better your chance of survival will be. If your business is without a plan, there is little chance it will be fully functioning or able to be restored to its former self again.
Involta’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can help you with your BCP. Think of DRaaS as an IT insurance policy that ensures critical business systems and protected data remain secure in the event of a natural, man-made, or technological disaster. Without a disaster recovery plan in place, businesses have a 1 in 10 chance of surviving a disruptive event. Don’t become one of those businesses. Be prepared before disaster strikes.
Putting Business Continuity Planning in Action
One of Involta’s customers, a rapidly growing managed-IT services company, needed to provide a 100% SLA for power and network availability, yet the infrastructure investment required to guarantee 24/7/365 uptime was prohibitive. Involta worked with the company to create a custom disaster recovery and BCP solution, which allowed the company to offer 100% SLA for power availability and, ultimately, begin attracting enterprise clients.
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