Trying to define business continuity isn’t always easy. Depending on how your business operates, you may think about it a differently than another firm. What is intelligent Business Continuity and what is the difference between business continuity and backups and disaster recovery?
Business Continuity IS NOT Data Backup
A data backup is the result of copying or archiving files and folders for the purpose of being able to restore them in case of data loss. Data loss can be caused by many things ranging from computer viruses to hardware failures to file corruption to fire, flood, or theft (etc).
Business Continuity IS NOT Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery is the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events.
- Ensure employee safety
- Keep customers in the loop
- Ensure IT uptime
- Keep business moving
Did you know that most downtime is a result of common, everyday actions like accidental (or intentional) data deletion, damage to computer hardware, and poor security habits? Have you considered all associated costs? Can you get your business up and running quickly? These are questions many business owners find themselves asking only when it’s too late. Being able to assess your IT infrastructure in the wake of a disaster is a great first step in protecting your data. To learn more about these 4 business continuity planning essentials, check out this ebook and ensure that your business is prepared when downtime hits.