During and after a localized disaster a business continuity plan can keep your business on track – ensuring that your employees can work, serve customers, and meet deadlines. In this article, we’ll answer your most pressing business continuity questions and show you what you should be looking for in an IT consultant specializing in helping companies develop business continuity strategies.Speak With Our Business Continuity Planning Experts
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What Do You Know About Business Continuity Plans?
There likely isn’t a company in the USA that doesn’t carry insurance.
But here’s the unvarnished truth.
Insurance isn’t designed to guarantee the continuity of your service delivery to your clients. Insurance is there to make sure you have the money to regroup and rebuild, but what to do in the meantime?
If you don’t have a business continuity plan in place, the time lag between the fire, flood, storm, criminal act, or an extended power outage that takes out your IT systems and your recovery date could be long enough to kill your business.
But you already know that, right?
So let’s get right into the information that you need.
Business Continuity Question #1 – What kind of companies can benefit from a business continuity plan?
The short answer is that every business needs a business continuity strategy. Having said that, industries that are highly reliant on IT infrastructure and data are most vulnerable and therefore can be most helped by a carefully calculated business continuity plan.
Business Continuity Question #2 – What is a business continuity consultant and what do they do?
A business continuity consultant is an individual with both business technology support skills as well as experience in protecting business processes. A business continuity consultant will work with your in-house team to discover the workflows that would need to be ported to a new location if a disaster occurred, the process by which those workflows are moved, and the training your employees need to make a potential continuity strategy enactment a success.
Business Continuity Question #3 – How to choose a business continuity consultant?
Business Continuity Question #5 – What should I ask when interviewing a business continuity consultant?
Business Continuity Question #6 – What problems could derail a business continuity strategy?
Business Continuity Question #7 – What elements will a business continuity consultant include in this strategic process?
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