Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
Whilst the first of these is the easiest and most common option it is not recommended for obvious reasons. The second can appear attractive, but will not cover you against loss of reputation or loss of customers. So in the long run preparing and testing a Business Continuity Plan (BCM) makes good economic sense.
Putting in place a BCM plan will help you to:
Avoid financial loss
Meet legal requirements
Avoid loss of market share
Protect the safety of assets including employees
Mitigate negative publicity
Make an early assessment of the likely costs involved in creating and maintaining your plan and budget for it. It does not need to be expensive and many insurers will look to reduce insurance premiums if you have a proven Business Continuity Plan.
With good planning you and your organization can take steps to minimize the potential impact of a disaster and ideally prevent it from happening in the first place.
Cassius Group will help you to identify the potential risks, help you to make preparations for such emergencies as well as to help you test how your business is likely to cope in a disaster situation.
Cassius Group is rapidly establishing itself a reputation as experts in designing and implementing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Strategies across a wide spectrum of different industries. So far to date we have developed a presence in the following industry arenas: UK Retail / Global Manufacturing / Global Distribution / Global Finance & Banking / UK Health Authorities / Global IT & Technology.
Traditionally Disaster Recovery (DR) has been the start and finish of organisational strategy for dealing with an unplanned event. This would ensure that IT systems and data can be restored after unscheduled downtime. But over the last few years the growth of Business Continuity Management (BCM) has meant a shift in focus to the prevention of such events rather than the cure of DR. This has meant that DR has now become a subset of the whole process.
Cassius Group covers a vast range of consultancy services: