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Do You Know the Difference Between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?

Many business owners may not realize the distinct difference between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning. Some of you may realize there’s a difference, but fail to have a proper Business Continuity Plan in place. Although many companies have adequate Disaster Recovery plans in place, without a viable continuity plan, it defeats the purpose of having data and disaster recovery in the case of a catastrophe like a fire, flood, or long-term power outage.

Why is this so?

Because, while Disaster Recovery is a key part of Business Continuity Planning, they are in fact two very different aspects of IT management. Unlike Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity considers all aspects of your business’ operations, which makes having a winning Business Continuity Plan in place essential for the future of your business.

Basically, your business needs a continuity plan that allows you to keep moving

forward under any circumstances.  And, although creating a Business Continuity Plan might seem like a difficult task, if you start with the basics, you’ll find putting together a workable plan is quite simple – with our help, that is.

First, review our Business Continuity Planning Checklist. Following these six main steps involved in the process will get you pointed in the right direction:

  • Identify the scope of the plan
  • Identify key business areas
  • Identify critical functions
  • Identify dependencies between various business areas and functions
  • Determine acceptable downtime for each critical function
  • Create a plan to maintain operations

We can help you with the rest.

Just sign up to download your FREE copy of our own proprietary eBook, “How to Write and Establish a Proper Business Continuity Plan”. (Don’t forget to copy and follow our Business Continuity Planning Checklist at the same time.)

Armed with all this insider knowledge, you’ll be well on your way to ensuring your business survival in the face of any disaster, whether natural or human-caused.

Leave IT to the IT Professionals – Ask Us Anything

And, of course we’re always available to answer any questions you may have, or fill the role of ongoing IT consultants. Contact us at sales@sseinc.com or by phone at (314) 439-4700 to speak to a certified SSE Network Services IT professional.

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Written by Gregory Thorton on March 16th, 2017.

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