Business Continuity

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Today’s Business Continuity Plan Prevents Tomorrow’s Disaster

What would happen if a disaster occurred that resulted in your business having to close for a while? Would you get your customers back? How about your data? Do you know that 40% of small businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster? * That’s why the time to make a business continuity plan is right now — before disaster strikes.

What kind of disasters are we talking about? IT system disasters, natural disasters and human error can all result in the loss of:

  • Power
  • Telecommunications
  • Data
  • Data security
  • Key personnel
  • Access to the facility
  • Equipment
  • IT infrastructure

Plan for the Worst but Expect the Best

The keys to a good business continuity plan are resilience, recovery and contingency. A good plan goes beyond business continuity with cloud computing; it affects every aspect of your operation. Access One can help tailor a plan that prevents your business from shutting down during an outage or disruption.

We offer phone system products and services that prevent local disruptions from closing your business. When your phone system resides in our network instead of at your business site, we recognize a local failure and immediately re-route calls to alternate numbers or a separate facility, allowing you to continue processing calls and taking orders without interruption.

Access One’s off-site data center option ensures that your data is secure and accessible, even during an outage. When this service is part of your business continuity plan, your data is protected not only from on-site threats like fires and power loss, but also from data theft and viruses. Let us help you ensure IT service continuity so you can minimize downtime and keep operating.

Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

Many people think that business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) are one and the same thing, but they are really two different concepts. Business continuity refers to the ability of an organization to continue delivering products or services at acceptable, predefined levels during a predictable outage or disruption. A business continuity plan allows a company to operate seamlessly when foreseeable negative events occur.

On the other hand, disaster recovery is what happens after a disaster, and it involves a longer time period and is more severe. Recovery is the means of restoring operations after a disruption to the facility, or IT infrastructure causes downtime, loss of productivity and financial losses. Successful recovery — i.e., survival — requires having a business continuity plan in place well before the occurrence of a serious negative issue, and it involves the use of alternative or redundant people, equipment, facilities and materials.

Will Your Business Survive a Disaster?

How much time do you think recovering from a disaster would take? How much would it cost? Check out the Recovery Calculator from Datto, our partner in local and cloud backup and disaster recovery, to evaluate your recovery time and costs.

Access One offers a free network risk assessment so you know what’s at stake. Contact us today to request an evaluation of your preparedness.

* SOURCE: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/16/hurricane-watch-40-percent-of-small-businesses-dont-reopen-after-a-disaster.html

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