Did you know that inevitably, your computer systems will fail?

Every business, no matter what its size, has become increasingly dependent on data, and access to it, for its very existence. Customers are demanding access to data 24/7, which implies that data has become one of the most important assets owned by a business. Sooner or later, every business will face some type of unforeseen event that could have a severe impact on this critical asset. For businesses to survive a catastrophe, preparedness is crucial. And this planning includes disaster recovery.

Disaster recovery plans vary from organization to organization. Developing a disaster recovery plan requires an understanding of the underlying business supported by information technology (IT). Determining how quickly each business function needs to be recovered and how much data loss is acceptable is key to a well-developed disaster recovery plan. In other words, how long can your organization continue to operate without its IT infrastructure or how much data can you afford to lose?

In today's highly complex and challenging global business environment, having a planned and expedient recovery capability is mandatory. Designed and implemented correctly, a disaster recovery plan can increase the availability of mission-critical systems.

What Will You Say When They Ask What Happened?
Many organizations have found that data is not created equal. Without an understanding of the relative importance and replacement capabilities for data elements, effective disaster recovery plans cannot be created. Executives who understand the role that disaster recovery plays in their organization should be asking themselves the following:

  • Have we identified which business functions are considered mission-critical to the continuing financial success of our organization?
  • Do we know the recovery time objective for each of these critical business functions?
  • Do we know the recovery point objective for the corresponding data?
  • Have we identified the various data-loss events that may impact our organization?
  • Does our disaster recovery plan fit within the overall business recovery plan?
  • Do we understand the financial implications around our disaster recovery plan?
  • Do we understand the relevant regulatory drivers that impact our disaster recovery plan?
  • Is our disaster recovery plan fully integrated with our business continuity plan?
  • If our primary data location is lost, where is our back-up located?
Who's Looking Out for You?
Enigma's team of trained and certified business continuity planners can provide you with expert guidance and assistance in determining business needs for IT recovery, thus creating an integrated recovery plan. Our consultants can identify state-of-the art data backup techniques, commercial recovery sites, internal backup, and other strategies that will meet your business needs.

By combining insurance coverage with business recovery requirements, we can provide a cost-effective solution to today's demanding regulatory and business operational requirements.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us.

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