FAQ: Common Business IT Questions Answered

What is business continuity and disaster recovery?

A business continuity and disaster recovery plan outlines how to keep your business operational or quickly restore operations after a disaster, whether it’s natural or man-made. The combined plan will ensure that your business operations keep running despite unexpected issues, and ensure your employees know how to keep working after a disaster.

A disaster is anything that affects the continuance of your company and can include:

  • Fires
  • Tornados, hurricanes and other weather related disasters
  • Sinkholes
  • Floods
  • Global pandemic or other medical issues
  • Data breaches
  • Computer crashes

Disaster recovery plans and continuity plans will keep these things from shutting down your business. The plan designates who does what if a disaster hits so everyone knows what their responsibility is. Also, it outlines how each computer system or stored data is backed up and protocols for recovery, including emails, databases, files and other stored data. The plan will protect your revenue and keep your customers happy.

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