Putting Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery into Action

Many of you are actively managing your businesses through Coronavirus outbreaks across the UK, and some globally.

We recognise the seriousness of the situation and the impact on businesses and personal lives.

At times like these companies turn to their business continuity and disaster recovery planning. 

Some companies may be finding gaps and weaknesses in theirs, whilst other businesses are working effectively through the disruption.

Business continuity and disaster recovery has been a core offering of Clear Thinking’s since day 1. We have a strong interest in our clients; both their businesses and livelihood.

We have always strived to go above and beyond “just IT” and endeavoured to be a valued business partner.

So, what is Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning really all about?

Disaster Recovery – simply put, it’s an organisations policies, tools, and procedures of regaining access and functionality to its IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.

Business Continuity Planning – a policy/document that outlines how a business will continue operating during an unexpected disruption. This is wider than just IT and covers every aspect of the business that could be affected. 

For each of our clients we create a system of prevention and recovery from potential threats and disasters.

A major threat or disaster could be a fire, a natural disaster (a major flood or storm), or a major cyber-attack. It could be anything.

Our forward planning enables us to ensure our clients are up and running as quickly as possible in the face of a disaster. 

We’re happy to help if you have any questions about your business continuity or disaster recover strategies and plans.

COVID-19 is causing disruption across the globe and we have ensured our clients are prepared so their businesses can continue to operate productively.

Is your business prepared?

Here are some additional tips for companies working through the disruption:

  • Business continuity and disaster recovery. Does your company have suitable plans in place? Does your IT support partner have a strategy they have outlined to you? Contact them and find out.
  • Communication – ensure you communicate with employees. You could use instant messaging, the intranet, emails, conference calls, or a phone call!
  • Staff – monitor the situation of your staff and ensure home working is implemented when needed.
  • Suppliers – managing suppliers right now can be difficult with supply chains majorly disrupted. Stay in communication and continually monitor your supply chain and understand future pitfalls to plan the weeks and months ahead.
  • Speak to us, your Clear Thinking Team if you are unclear or not getting the answers you are confident in!

We are here for our clients every step of the way. If you aren’t an existing client and want to see how we can help, please talk to us.