Business continuity planning (BCP) is the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company. In its widest senses, any event that could negatively impact operations is included in the plan, such as supply chain interruption, loss of or damage to critical infrastructure. This assessment is focused on the IT and data infrastructure of the company.
Disaster Recovery is more specific than business continuity planning but forms part of the BCP plan. This looks at recovery of specific business applications e.g. what happens if our server dies? We build Disaster Recovery around RPOs (Recovery Point Objectives) – the point in time from which you will recover your data, i.e. how much data can you afford to lose? And RTO (Recovery Time Objective) – how soon does a service or application have to be up and running again.
Having a Disaster Recovery plan minimizes your loss of profit should your business experience an event that wipes out important data or parts of your IT infrastructure.
At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across the Hampshire region. If you think Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning could benefit your business, please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444. Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the consultation form on our new website: https://www.mtxit.com.