What is business continuity planning?

Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, data and technology are your biggest assets. No matter what kind of company you are running, technology forms a major part of day to day business activities – from sending emails and storing vital client information, to using applications to perform work and ensuring that your actual computer hardware is functioning correctly.

Take a moment to think what would happen to your business in a worst case scenario of major data loss or equipment breakdown. The effect on productivity would be enormous. In fact, many businesses do not recover from such a catastrophe without business continuity planning in place.

Business continuity planning is a form of risk management for your business IT. It formalizes policies and procedures that provide daily security for your IT networks as well as recovery plans for worst case scenario events such as:

  • Computer viruses, attack by malicious software and hacking
  • Equipment breakdown or failure
  • Destruction of equipment due to natural disasters
  • Damage to IT networks due to human error
  • Any other situation that compromises your network or equipment

Network and data security

Any company that uses the internet regularly, with emails going back and forth and time spent online daily, is at risk of being attacked by malware or viruses. Malicious software can cause huge damage to an IT network, resulting in data loss not to mention compromising confidential information. Managed IT services, such as those provided by Team Logic IT, include the setup, support and maintenance of extensive security measures to ensure that your network is protected against malicious attack.

Enterprise mobility solutions

With so many mobile devices being used for work these days, a company’s IT network is no longer limited to the office. Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops that connect wirelessly to the network are an added security risk unless there is a management plan in place. Team Logic IT offers enterprise mobility services that include mobile device management, mobile application management, as well as policies for mobile use and BYOD (bring your own device – using personal devices at work).

Data backup and recovery

One of the core functions of business continuity planning is to provide a data recovery plan in the event of data loss, to minimize downtime and help a business get back on its feet quickly. This requires regular data backups of the system – either locally (on site) or remotely (off site, e.g. via a cloud server) to ensure that as little information as possible is lost should the system be compromised. A data recovery plan also includes procedures to restore the system back ups as quickly and painlessly as possible, so that work can continue as normal.

Team Logic IT offer a variety of managed IT services in Dallas and Plano. For further information on how our expertise and experience can benefit your business, contact us today.

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