Business Continuity is the concept of a business preparedness state, where a business will be able to recover from a disaster, an unexpected catastrophe (natural or man caused) or be able to become operational again within an acceptable period of time.
Strathclyde Forensics will help you identify the risks you data is exposed to, and offer you different options, advice and solutions, tailor made to your business, your industry, your size and the area where you operate. We can help you put in place a more resilient IT infrastructure that will fit your budget, your needs and will not slow down your day to day functions. We shall also help you to plan properly for any forseen and unforeseen disruptions and provide you with a Business Continuity Management Certificate (Data), that can be proven useful with your stakeholders, clients and insurance companies, as part of your due diligence.
There are three main elements to a Business Continuity Plan:
1. Resilience: the critical infrastructure of the business is designed to withstand disruptions, by means of reinforced structures or redundancy and backup systems.
2. Recovery: the planned recovery of material, data and other resources when a disruption occurs. .
3. Contingency:is the planning that covers courses of action when resilience and recovery have failed.
All these elements mean different things to different business, and different sectors and industries certainly must have different priorities. However one part of the business continuity will always remain constant, and it is the one pertaining to the storage, availability and integrity of business related information.