Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Placing your Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery at the top of your list of investments will save your BAU operations and mitigate costs should the worst case scenario happen and things go wrong. ITD have a number of engagements that can get to the bottom of the key risks and provide pragmatic advice of how to plan for the worst.

Business Risk Identification

ITD can take a close look at your business, identify and clarify the real risks and how they can be mitigated, the areas that are essential and how they can be protected in the event of the unexpected. We produce a plan in conjunction with your key stakeholders that can be used to decide what services are to receive priority should a disaster arise and how they will be managed in a practical way.

Business Operational Asset Identification

We review your operational assets and identify the mission critical component of each and their place in ensuring your business operations. We identify and document the existing plans for how these critical assets could be available to your business in the time of a disaster, and what the plans and processes would need to be implemented to ensure availability. We identify your current situation and identified business and usual and the gap between them and critical itemising the steps to move from one to the other.

Business Continuity Plan Development

IT Disaster recovery is a component of Business Continuity, and so a good IT DR plan begins with a true understanding of Business Continuity.¬†You may have a disaster recovery plan but is it solely IT centric? And if so how¬†relevant¬†is your IT DR to your business and what is it really protecting your business against? You¬†wouldn’t¬†buy insurance without understanding what you are insuring yourself against, so why rely on IT DR plans that are really only about getting your IT systems working and not about keeping your business going? ITD can review your BC plans and see how they fit with your IT DR, identify the gaps and advise you on how you can bridge them.

Disaster Recovery Plan Development

Developing a disaster recovery plan is complex, and often there is a significant amount of assumption made about how the tasks required to reinstate services will be carried out. While the commitment and professionalism of staff is essential in times of adversity, the likelihood of a successful outcome increases dramatically if you have planned and documented the steps on the path to recovery. We will work with your key resources to produce the plan, organise the tests and report on the outcomes so you have the plan at hand, and the proof that it works.

Disaster Recovery Solution Test

Testing your disaster recovery plan is of great importance. ITD will undertake a review of your plans, design a test around them and manage the test which is carried out by the key team resources in your company. We produce a Post Test Review document that then feeds back into the plans as continuous improvement, and gives you the collateral to be confident in your reports to the Board.

ITD can help. Please contact us to find out how on 1300 366 911