Bangkok Dangerous: why Business Continuity planning is more critical than ever
By Catherine McFarland • 06 Feb 2014
To operate successfully, businesses rely hugely on digital data, which continues to increase at an exorbitant rate.International Data Corporation (IDC) research found that 1.8 zettabytes – or 1.8 trillion gigabytes – of data was generated in 2013. By 2020, they expect this figure to have quintupled.
Gone in 60 seconds
And yet, data continues to be vulnerable to loss or attack, which presents an enormous challenge to those responsible for business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR). It’s more important now than ever that small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have immediate access to tested BC/DR technologies, policies and procedures in the event of a data disaster.
It could happen to you
At the very least, businesses need to make sure they do the following four things when it comes to BC/DR planning:
- Define their BC goals
- Identify where they need to prioritise
- Familiarise themselves with BC/DR technologies and work out which is best for them
- Test their plans at least twice a year and subject them to rigorous change management standards.
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To help protect your data and simplify planning for a disaster, we’ve drafted a free Business Continuity Plan template – please download and use for your business.
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