Why you need business continuity management.

Business Continuity Plan - Varay Managed It

Disasters are closer than you think. Whether the unexpected strikes in the form of a fire, flood, cyber attack, technical fluke, or human failure, you don’t want to be caught off guard. There’s a key difference between the organizations that continue to operate and the ones that shut the doors forever: a business continuity plan. 

What is a business continuity plan (BCP)?

Business continuity plans (BCP) are documented guidelines that a company follows in the event of an unplanned disaster. This function or process assists team members in implementing emergency management to continue business processes.

A business impact analysis (BIA) is essential for creating a business continuity plan template. This ensures that potential threats are planned for. Some items a business continuity plan should include are an alternate facility, access to emergency contact information, access to essential software and hardware

A business impact analysis also provides potential company-wide outcomes. Some of these scenarios are loss of revenue, delayed fulfillment processes, obligatory contract penalties, increased costs and loss of customer advocacy.

Is business continuity the same as disaster recovery (DR)?

The short answer is no. A disaster recovery plan is a process that will help bring back vital software, technology hardware, and essential data. While a BCP focuses on business functionality as a whole, a DR plan is more IT related. 

Having a well thought out disaster recovery plan can be the difference when dealing with cyber threats, internal malicious activity, and defective equipment.

Varay Managed IT = Top risk management consulting

Varay’s risk assessment goes the extra mile to ensure your essential operating data is going to be available in a worst-case scenario. It's more complex than just data backups. Our expertise in disaster recovery will give you the assurance that a company needs and will let you focus on your business when it needs you the most. Whether your business is in El Paso, San Antonio or Midland-Odessa let Varay Managed IT be your first choice when it comes to your disaster recovery planning.


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