Technology has shown itself to be prevalent in the time of crisis. Zoom meetings, soft phones,VPN and Remote Desktop access to network resources are part of the "new norm". Business leaders are now tasked with keeping their employees productive in their new work environment.
An effective Business continuity plan should have your organization up and running within minutes from any remote location with internet access. It should be tested at selected intervals to ensure it is up and ready to implement at a moment's notice. In the event of disaster recovery due to ransomware or other hacker attempts, your data should be readily recoverable and available to keep employee downtime to a minimum. Accidental deletions or malicious activity by employees should also cause minimal to no disruption to company files and data.
If none of the above sounds familiar to you, this would suggest that you were not prepared for a time such as this. Due to unpreparedness, your business is likely, closed, or you're wondering how how much longer you will be able to survive. Roughly, 50 percent of businesses fail in the event of a disaster due to not having either business continuity or a disaster recovery plan.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are or should be two of the most important parts of any business. In fact, it is a matter of life and death, in terms of your business surviving a disaster. This should be an integral part of your business processes and procedures from the time you open your doors to storing the first bit of data on your file server.