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Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services, Toronto & GTA
1CS can help with planning, preparing and documenting BCDR policies and procedures for your organization
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Have a professional look at your IT Systems and design, deploy a disaster plan, in consultation with you, so that you know what you would do if an ice storm or other catastrophic situation occurs
Disaster Recovery Services
What is BCDR?
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) means exactly as it sounds. They are planning processes which help organizations prepare for disruptive events due to an ice storm, a power outage or something similar. The planning which goes into a business continuity and disaster recovery plan might be extensive depending on the organization, the nature of the business and it’s location.
Despite the size or type of organization, the nature of it’s business and location, a disaster recovery plan is important. So that the conducting of business is interrupted for the least amount of time.
Planning and Preparation
Planning and Preparation
The planning includes things like who is responsible for business systems when a disaster occurs. What they should do and who to contact in the event of a disaster. Having information such as this sorted out ahead of time is what makes a difference. Documented information and training is what makes it a plan because if you fail to plan you plan to fail.
A business continuity and disaster recovery strategy defines objectives with a contribution from stakeholders. The organization must agree on which Managed IT services are critical and then focus on risk tolerance and investment priorities. Then put a solution in place, often including offsite backup, test and maintenance plan.
Steps we follow to comprise an effective disaster recovery plan
- Carry out a risk assessment and analysis
- Define recovery times and objectives
- Develop processes to recover damaged IT assets
- Develop procedures to carry out the processes
- Run disaster drills and conduct training
- Determine key assets and prioritize
- Test frequently from various locations
- Document recovery time
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
In partnership with IDC Canada, TeraGo conducted a survey of Canadian organizations and their disaster recovery plans. Surprisingly 45% stated they were not able to identify everything that may jeopardize their organization’s IT infrastructure and the requisite data to operate their business.