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Disaster Recovery and Business Continutity Plans

First Class Disaster recovery and Business Continuity Services focus on the critical aspects of your information systems and what is required to keep your business fully operational in the face of natural or human-induced disasters. Developing a comprehensive BCP (Business Continuity Plan) is vital to the ongoing success of any business. Did you know that according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, of companies that experienced a major loss of business data, 43% never reopen again, and of the remaining; 51% are out of business within two years? In fact, only 6% of businesses that experience a major data loss survive long term.

Threats from Natural Disasters that can impact Business Continuity

  • Floods
  • Fire
  • Earthquake
  • Tornados
  • Hurricanes
  • Any natural event that can impact your business systems


Threats from man-made disasters that can impact the continuity of your business

  • Theft or burglary
  • Accidents
  • Power Surges
  • Data tampering
  • Inadequate or incomplete backups
  • Staff walkouts
  • Viruses
  • Network Intrusion

First Class Disaster Recovery Audits and Prevention Plans

The fact is that most companies do not have an adequate business continuation plan in place. Backup systems often go months or even years without a full test of recoverability in the face of disaster. All too often a company will go to what is expected to be a full backup only to find out there is data missing or inadequate to recover in a timely manner. Internal IT departments are often spread thin and do not have the resources to do a regular audit of their process and maintain an up-to-date BCP (Business Continuity Plan).  In other incidents backup procedures are not fully understood by upper management in the company leaving the company vulnerable to staff walkouts. Having an outside independent review of your company's Disaster Recovery Plan or Business Continuity Plan is a very worthwhile investment.

The First Class Difference:

  • Review existing Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity Plans for completeness and effectiveness.
  • Audit backups to insure data integrity and that documented backup schedules are being followed.
  • Recommendations on offsite backups and recovery techniques
  • Provide estimated disaster recovery times and provide transparency of business liability in the face of disaster