What Is Business Continuity Planning?

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Despite the industry you operate in, you must continuously deliver products and services to satisfy clients even when the worst does happen. This is why you need business continuity planning, a proactive planning process that ensures your critical services or products are delivered during a disruption which could result from something like a power outage to more catastrophic incidents like natural disaster or hacker attack.

A business continuity plan features measures and arrangements which permits your business to recover its facility, data and assets. Here, necessary resources are identified to support continuity, including personnel, information, legal counsel, financial allocations, infrastructure protection and accommodations.

What Are My Business Continuity Planning Costs?

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When it comes to your business, technology is just one part of your overall costs. Your critical data and applications are invaluable to the success of your business and the cost of recovering them, if they were lost from a power outage or a hacker attack, can be unbelievably expensive. Without them, your business comes to a halt and products or services will not be available to clients on time which could mean your clients take their business elsewhere.

When your business is prepared for a disaster, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you won’t be stuck with an expensive data recovery bill or risk losing your clients from your inability to deliver products or services on time. Your employees will be able to mitigate risk in your company more effectively leading to less downtime should an unfortunate event occur.

What Are My Benefits With Business Continuity Planning

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At Dallas Technology Solutions, we conduct risk assessments across your physical locations and within each process, uncovers threats and vulnerabilities. This increases awareness gained from examining the details of your business processes to create awareness that results in opportunities to make operational improvements especially in areas that had not been previously explored.

When your business is prepared for major disruptions, not only will your hardware, software and confidential data be better protected, but the people in your organization will also be safeguarded. Employees will be informed, react more effectively to mitigate problems and be able to start the recovery process right away.

Not only that, but clients prefer to do business with those who have a higher ability to deliver products and services on time, meaning you’ll also boost clients’ trust and raise professionalism within your company by assuring them of your ability to deliver on the mutually agreed SLA. This in turn protects your company image and reputation too. With Dallas Technology Solutions’s business continuity plan, you’ll be able to reduce the cost of any future disruptions because you’ll be able to take actions to mitigate issues more effectively. Last but not least, you’ll remain compliant with government regulations so you’ll never have to worry about hefty fines again.

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