Disaster Recovery - Managing the Risk
Helping your business survive in the event of an unforeseen disaster
Most business failures are not from bad business but from bad business practises.
that fail are the ones that have not planned how their business will continue to function in the event of a disaster.
We put in the conventional safeguards such as alarming the premises, locking up vital areas and data
, putting in fire prevention systems.
But what thought is given to generate sure that the vital data that is needed for a business to continue is in a safe place- could be
accessed and is current data
Do you understand
what the company is owed?
Can you prove to your insurers what is owed and what your replacement costs are?
Where are your procedures manuals, technical drawings, and patents?
Where are your policies kept?
Back up tapes- they are off site but what do we load them on to.
How almost always
do we back up our knowledge? Where is it kept? On site-in your
briefcase? How do we restore it.
Cheque books-paying in books-writing paper-invoice paper.
Have they gone up in smoke?
There are a few safeguards that we might
put in place so that the business can continue to
function in the event of a disaster. These processes do not have to be expensive or costly.
They require common sense, a little professional help and a place that is risk costless where
you can store the data
vital for your survival.
We spend millions each year with insurance companies, insuring for the eventuality of the
business having a disaster- surely the small amount of time cost & effort in making sure
that you have the wherewithal to continue trading as soon as possible is the prime
"BattleBoxes containing essential items for business continuation could be
with a minimum of effort and will give you the peace of mind, so that you
can continue the business in the event of a disaster.
Oh! And by the way ask your insurers for a reduction in your premiums. Lowering the
risk limits their exposure- why should they reap all the rewards.
Terry Cohen is a director of Archival Record Management plc who specialise in Record Management &
Disaster Recovery Processes. He may be contacted on 07770 677 606 or email: email@example.com