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You Can’t Afford to Ignore RTO Business Continuity Requirements

A disaster that puts a business offline can destroy it. A fire, flood, or theft can interrupt its activities so long that it never recovers. To avoid this scenario, it’s necessary to have a disaster recovery plan to maintain business continuity. It needs to specify how the business will keep its data safe and how it will restore it. Besides this, it needs one more “how”: How long will it take to restore functionality?

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Unknown Truth Behind Auditing a Business Continuity Plan

A business continuity plan is a detailed document describing how a business will restore its essential functions as soon as possible in the event of a disaster. If your business experiences some type of disaster, you owe it to your customers and stakeholders to get up and running with minimal disruption as soon as possible. According to TechTarget, when auditing a business continuity plan, the goal should be to “determine whether the plan is effective and in line with the company’s objectives.” A good audit will identify weaknesses in the business continuity plan and suggest ways in which it can be improved.

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Know the Objective of a Business Continuity Plan (it’s crucial)

When disaster strikes, people within your organization must know what to do. Their quick responses will directly affect the financial impact of the disaster on your company. There are a series of critical activities that should occur first to safeguard your company’s data. These activities should occur in sequence, but this can only happen if you’ve considered the objective of your business continuity plan. Then, you should write the plan in detail and distribute it to everyone who will have a role to play.

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Disaster Recovery Benefits for Your Business (that Don’t Suck)

When you’re in the workplace, one thing that’s important to remember is disasters are often very unpredictable. It’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute before backing up your data. For example, what if an unexpected power failure occurred, and all your files were still on the hard drive? Even worse, what if your device became infected with ransomware? With that said, in the case of any disaster, you need to be sure there’s a plan in place for recovering your information. Speaking of which, what are some disaster recovery benefits? Here are a few things to consider.

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4 Reasons Why Business Continuity in Healthcare is Critical

As more organizations make the transition to digital electronic medical records, business continuity in healthcare has become increasingly vital.

When disaster strikes, medical professionals must be able to regain access to critical patient data immediately. If the data is lost, stolen, corrupted or unrecoverable for an extended period of time, the consequences can be costly, both from a medical and a business standpoint.

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Don’t underestimate the power of BCP Disaster Recovery 

Who are the people who will be most affected when your company’s IT systems fail? The people running things in those firms that you consider to be your VIP accounts. You should do everything you can to make them happy, including engaging in regular business continuity planning. Have plans in place to ensure your IT systems are always up and running and meeting their needs. Ensure that you can back up all consumer data in a safe and effective manner when an adverse event occurs. In this blog, we suggest other ways that you can keep your VIP accounts happy.

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2016 Hurricane Season: Watch Out New York

The 2016 hurricane season was predicted to be a one of the most active in nearly a decade. And, so far, the Atlantic has seen its share of fury. We are currently only midway through and there have been four hurricanes, eight tropical storms, and one additional tropical depression as of today. What’s fascinating is nearly every storm has made landfall this season versus drifting off into the sea.

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Know the difference between disaster recovery plan and business continuity plan

People often use the terms disaster recovery and business continuity planning interchangeably, but while these two terms are similar, they describe two different approaches businesses take to bounce back in the event of a disaster. So what is the difference between a disaster recovery plan and business continuity plan? According to Dell, a business continuity plan is a strategy businesses put in place to continue operating with minimal disruption in the event of a disaster. A disaster recovery plan is more specific. It’s a plan to “restore the data and applications that run your business should your data center, servers or other infrastructure get damaged or destroyed.”

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5 Extraordinary Benefits of Business Continuity

Our businesses run on data. When we find ourselves without it, even for a short time, we cannot function. And in today’s competitive marketplace, any downtime does serious damage to revenues, to returns, to relationships. That’s why we must have business continuity. Without it, we are vulnerable. Disasters happen. Servers go down. The benefits of business continuity are vast. Backing up data is not a real solution. When we invest in business continuity, we can be assured that our data is there when and where we need it. Yes, backup is a cheaper solution for retaining data, but there is a reason for this. In the event of a loss, businesses lose much more than data. They lose trust. They lose customers. They lose money. They often lose their entire companies. Backup is an antiquated and broken technology that served us as well as it could when there were no other options, but does not meet the needs of businesses today.

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Top 8 Business Continuity Threats That Thwart Productivity

We live in an uncertain world, and there are many threats out there that might disrupt your companies ability to do business. To help mitigate these threats, companies create business continuity plans. According to MIR3 Intelligent Notification, a business continuity plan is a strategy to get a business up and running as soon as possible in the event of some type of disruption. The first step of creating a business continuity plan is conducting a risk assessment. In a risk assessment, you try to think of every possible business continuity threat and attempt to devise a plan to get the business up and running again as soon as possible should one of these threats occur.

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What is continuity planning and why it’ll save your business

Running a business can present a number of challenges at the best of times, but the threat of a natural disaster or terrorism could be devastating to your business operations. Even during a natural disaster, your shareholders expect your business to remain profitable. That’s why the creation of a business continuity plan is so important. So what is continuity planning? According to Investopedia, a business continuity plan is a strategy designed to mitigate any potential risks or threats in order to keep the company running in the event of a disaster.

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Keep slashing your company’s cloud budget with 3 more tips

It’s logical to clean up unnecessary files after completing a project or task, right? Of course. But some people don’t think like this. Corporate storage space can seem endless to the employee. And many people are afraid of deleting something that they will need. This means your cloud budget goes up and up as your space is filled with redundancy and unneeded files. You develop retention and archive policies, but these are only part of the solution. Educating employees who have write access about what is expected is important. To truly keep the cloud budget down, you must foster a sense of personal responsibility for company resources and understanding of best practices at the user level. Here are 3 tips to do this.

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