Business Continuity Plan
Business Continuity enables a company to rebound and recover rapidly from a dire situation, whether a server down, disruption to the business processes, applications and/or network. Man-made or otherwise, a system knocked out can severely jeopardize customer orders, vendor commitments, revenue goals and ultimately, a company’s reputation. A business continuity plan Dallas is developed by TeamLogic IT Plano minimizes a crisis by delivering operational backup and recovery quickly, so you can get back to business.
WHAT ARE THREE ELEMENTS THAT DRIVE BUSINESS SUCCESS?
People, Policy, and Procedures are the three elements that drive business success. Unfortunately, this can also be its downfall. Business Continuity Planning formalizes your company’s IT policies, procedures, and precautions to minimize downtime in the event of the worst-case scenario.
It’s basically daily risk management in action. It is a company managing potential risks that could impair or jeopardize their IT, such as:
- Viruses or equipment failure to fire
- Hurricane or other natural disasters
- Human error
TeamLogic IT assesses your business infrastructure, operations, and environment to develop and deploy a Business Continuity Plan tailored to your company.
WHAT ARE THE STRATEGIES IN A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN FOR RISK MANAGEMENT?
As smaller firms seek to regain their footing, business leaders are again able to devote time to reviewing and improving data backup and recovery procedures–a critical risk-management strategy carrying even greater significance in a post-COVID world. Below are simple steps to see where your business is right now and how you can improve it.
Assess current risks. Has teleworking changed your risk profile? How long since your last security-awareness training? Are workers’ password hygiene practices sound? Or suspect? Any such weaknesses could beget data loss and, thus, justify more frequent or more extensive backups.
Update and enforce your policy. Backup planning, including who does it, when, and how often, should be well documented and clearly understood by your team. These days, proof that you have a plan may be required if you intend to obtain or update a cybersecurity insurance policy.
Test backup data. The location, condition and security of company data may become wildcards if you don’t keep a good handle on them. Seasoned IT consulting pros do so by periodically conducting what’s called a “dummy restore” to verify that data is, indeed, managed as expected and able to be successfully brought back. Similar precautions should be taken with your Disaster Recovery plan. Combined, they provide a powerful, one-two planning punch that can get systems up and running quickly following an unplanned outage.
WHAT ARE SMART BUSINESS OPERATIONS FOR A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN?
“System failures happen only to big companies with complex networks” — NOT true. Your IT system doesn’t know if it’s a Fortune 500 corporation or a small start-up. All it knows is that it sees a lot of traffic going back and forth over the Internet, email, intranet, mobile devices and the server network that exposes your company to risk, regardless of its size.
A Business Continuity Plan from TeamLogic IT includes:
- Implementing data backup and recovery procedures that are essential aspects of operating a healthy business.
- Backing up your system locally and/or remotely depending on the size, complexity, and needs of your business.
- Taking steps to protect your data from a stress-free administration of backups to enterprise-grade security encryption and everything in-between.
In order to be in stride, a company needs to manage market changes, new regulations, mergers and acquisitions, and growth spurts. Businesses evolve over time for a myriad of reasons, and their Business Continuity Planning should too. TeamLogic IT helps you manage the change, enabling your company to be nimble and responsive. Whether you’re a financial services firm needing new workflow procedures to address compliance, a healthcare company struggling with new regulations or a real estate brokerage requiring a transition plan to absorb an acquisition, technology services will help your business stay on track.
We work in a digital world, so when your systems are down, so is your business: lost productivity, lost customers and lost revenue! You can minimize this cause-and-effect outcome with one simple IT solution – a Business Continuity Plan. If you don’t have one, an IT support company in Dallas like TeamLogic IT, will work with you to develop and implement a business-specific continuity plan to protect the backbone of your company – your data.
For more information about business continuity Dallas, Plano, McKinney and surrounding areas, go to our website teamlogicitplanotx.com or give us a call at (469) 573.3743.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BUSINESS CONTINUITY SERVICES
WHAT ARE THREE PHASES NEEDED IN A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN?
Companies must separate business continuity planning into three phases: planning and prevention (resolve phase), disaster response (respond phase) and, return to normal (rebuild phase). They must also think about three levels of disruption because disasters vary widely in scope and complexity.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRP AND BCP?
BCP: Business Continuity Planning is concerned with keeping business operations running – perhaps in another location or by using different tools and processes – after a disaster has struck. DRP: Disaster Recovery Planning is concerned with restoring normal business operations after the disaster takes place
HOW DO I BECOME A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNER?
A career as a business continuity planner requires you have some formal qualifications and postsecondary education, typically at least a bachelor’s degree in business, information technology, or a related field.
Mohammad (Mo) Nilforoushan is a trusted Technology Advisor in North Dallas who has completed his BSEE from Cleveland State University and a MS in Solid State Physics from Bowling Green State University. He has worked as a Product and Test Engineering Manager for 15 years with RCA/Harris, Dallas Semiconductor and Texas Instruments. He was also Director of Operations at Microtune Inc. between 2002 to 2015. Mo started his own company, “TeamLogicIT Plano” in 2015 with a mission to deliver excellent Managed IT Services in Dallas and Plano, TX with innovation and updated technology. The TeamLogicIT Plano team, which includes his wife Kathleen Stewart (marketing/sales) provides excellent IT Support, Computer Services, Cloud Computing, Backup, and Disaster Recovery, with second to none customer service. Call us at (469) 573-3743 or contact our email PlanoTX@TeamLogicIT.com.