Business continuity is a term that refers to how well your business can maintain its essential functions during, as well as after, a disaster has taken place. For anyone reading this whose business was in any way affected by the 2011 Brisbane floods (and who had to recover from technology loss or significant downtime) you will know exactly how vital business continuity is! But for anyone who has not yet experienced a disruptive situation – read on, because downtime can be hugely harmful to your business and it is absolutely vital that you understand how Connected Platforms and our business continuity management services can help you.
Potential disaster situations:
- A break in where equipment is stolen
- Flooding resulting in equipment damage
- Accidents caused by internal or external concerns (things like accidental deletion of key files, virus impact, software crash)
The fact is, all businesses in Brisbane are confronted by any number of threats, from minor power outages to unexpected natural disasters. These can easily disrupt your phone system and Internet connection, resulting in downtime. Every time this happens you have the potential to lose customers and revenue.
Our business continuity solutions have one goal and one goal only: to keep your business running. We do this by implementing the following:
Connected Platforms is there to protect your business with a business continuity plan that can help ensure your business can run during an unexpected outage or disaster so that you can remain in contact with your colleagues and customers throughout the event, keeping you on the road to success.
The benefits of working with us include peace of mind right at the top of the list – after all, think about the impact that a week off work for your entire team would have on your bottom line. Or even a couple of days. Have you budgeted for that? Can you actually afford that kind of disruption?
When you work with us to develop and run your business continuity plan you get:
- Operational Stability: Keeps to a minimum any effect that the disruption has on your company’s ability to run.
- System Retrieval: Allows all critical IT systems to be recovered intact.
- No Customer Disruptions: Enables you to continue providing products and services to clients and customers while maintaining their confidence in you in conducting business.
- Limit Financial Exposure: Lower your company’s risk of sustaining a financial loss by enabling you to continue operating normally despite the outage.
- Investor and Customer Confidence: Offers protection for your company image and brand.
- Ensures Compliance: Enables you to continue meeting regulatory and legal requirements without disruption.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your business operation is – we can scale our service to meet the needs of your team.
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Get in touch with Connected Platforms today to get a free quote for on our entire suite of business continuity solutions and IT support services in Brisbane. When you think about the costs associated with downtime, is it worth taking the risk?
What is a business continuity plan?
A business continuity plan is the process of planning and creating a system of prevention and recovery from a range of potential threats that may affect your business in order to minimise disruption and downtime to a business’ day to day operations. Potential threats can include break-ins, flooding, fire, accidents caused by internal or external concerns and digital threats including hacking, viruses and more.
Who needs business continuity management?
Business continuity management is not just for large organisations and corporations; In fact, small to medium sized businesses can also greatly benefit from implementing business continuity solutions as a small business is less likely to have viable alternatives to critical business operations and functions should a disaster strike.
Are business continuity solutions worth it?
While there are upfront costs with establishing a business continuity plan, businesses of all sizes will often find that the benefits of implementing business continuity management greatly outweigh the initial costs. To decide whether business continuity solutions are right for your business, it’s important to establish the costs associated with the loss of your business’ core functions during a disaster and weigh this against the cost of implementing a disaster plan. To find out more about business continuity and if it’s right for your business get in touch with the Connected Platforms team today.
What should a business continuity plan include?
A business continuity plan should include the following key aspects for maximum effectiveness in the event of a disaster:
- The identification of the scope of the plan & key business areas.
- Identifying critical functions essential to your business’ operational stability.
- Recognising the interdependences of each of these critical functions.
- Determining an acceptable level of downtime for each of your business functions.
- The planning and creation of a business continuity solutions to reduce downtime in the event of a disaster.
- On-going maintenance and review of your business continuity plan to ensure that your plan remains relevant to your organisational needs.
How can Connected Platforms help with business continuity management?
Connected Platforms provides a wide range of digital business continuity management solutions from wireless backup, cloud hosting and data backup, advanced voice solutions and data networking. With our core focus on keeping your business running during a potential disaster, we work towards ensuring that you can remain in contact with your colleagues and customers throughout the event, keeping you on the road to success.