Emergencies happen, but when they happen to your business suddenly, the livelihood of the company and of everyone working for you is on the line. Emergencies, or even the worst case scenarios we imagine, are things many assume can’t possibly happen to us and we don’t give it much serious thought. At least not the type of serious thought that is followed by legitimate preparation and an “In Case of Emergency Break Glass” protocol everyone is aware of.
Is Your Business Prepared for Unexpected Downtime?
There are threats all around us in the business world – a natural disaster, such as a flood or fire could destroy your entire business. Cyber criminals could gain unlawful access to your network and steal valuable data, costing you large sums of money and time to recover the data and shore up security gaps. But there’s also the massive fallout from such events happening – many businesses never fully recover after a data breach. Then, of course, there are the often-ignored causes of downtime, such as internal failures resulting from human error and faulty hardware.
According to the Continuity Central Archive, the most common causes of downtime are:
- Hardware Failure (55%)
- Human Error (22%)
- Software Failure (18%)
Develop the Right Plan for Your Business
Every business is unique, which is why business continuity plans and the effort that go into creating them should also be unique. Just because someone says they’ve “worked with businesses just like yours” doesn’t mean they actually know what you need. Most likely that means they are operating from a very generic template as a basis for creating your business continuity plan.
At PCH Technologies, we have a business operations center that acts as the central nervous system of your company. We watch over you and your network and ensure your business operations are in prime condition. Our approach to business continuity for our clients is simple – we take the time to actually speak with you about your business and learn about the many challenges you face, learn about your network security shortcomings, take your industry and geography into consideration – and then we work with you to develop your very own business continuity plan to keep you up and running in the event of disaster, when your competitors most likely won’t be.
Some of the core aspects of Business Continuity Planning as we see them, involve:
- Conducting a business impact analysis
- Clearly defining best practice procedures
- Establishing effective business continuity strategies
A Leader in Business Continuity Planning
PCH Technologies has been working with clients for over a decade and has a proven team of IT professionals that are dedicated to protecting businesses and the information they hold through proactive business continuity planning.
When you’re ready to have a conversation about how your company can maintain a distinct competitive advantage with a dedicated business continuity plan, PCH Technologies professionals will be available to speak with you.