Fact: Government research shows that of businesses which experience a major IT disaster, 80 percent end up closing inside two years. This is a sad fact but it’s something that can be averted with good planning.
Unfortunately disasters do happen and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are high profile disasters like terrorist attacks, although for most businesses these are unlikely. But even in the UK we’re not immune to more common disasters caused by severe weather, floods, fire or even earth tremors. These may not affect your business directly but events such as a key part of the telephone or power network being damaged, or staff being unable to get to work because of transport disruption can all have an effect. You only have to look at recent winters to see how many problems can be caused by natural events.
This is why it’s important that every business should plan for the unexpected. Disaster planning is especially important when it comes to your IT and communications infrastructure. Inventas has consultants that are trained in helping you make plans for a wide range of business interruptions, whether it’s a localised power failure or the total loss of your data centre.
You may choose to use an Inventas consultant to help you build a detailed plan for business continuity. However, as well as offering a total service to audit and test your disaster plans we can also deliver cost-effective monthly services that will help deal with the key elements of business continuity.