One of the most important goals of any enterprise – large, medium or small – is business continuity. Market requirements, supply and demand, staff problems as well as other factors which result from an activity of inner and external environment of a company which may cause instability or even crisis.
Today such risk is unacceptable for a modern enterprise.
Every kind of risk creates a barrier in the way of a company’s development. Every kind of risk is a problem that needs a solution. And the only way to achieve this is retrieval, a kind of modus operandi which we can call BPO - Business Continuity Planning. It is a concept based on an activity in area of creation, verification and actualisation of plans used during process resuming in case of a disaster. Usually it concerns all incidents which are not very probable and are hard to predict, but would have catastrophic consequences. It is an advantage that secures smooth management of an enterprise.
Above all, it ensures that all the operations, transactions and services of the organisation are available to the people concerned – employees, customers, suppliers and partners. Briefly, it allows for quick and efficient reaction in the case of a disruption and crisis.
What does it mean regarding to an area of IT in a company? It means everything! Information is a key resource for a company – disorder of its circulation may cause the most difficult crisis situation.
The most endangered structures are databases used for storing and archiving information, operating systems for management and telecommunication infrastructure. Where to find a proper solution ?
Hardware and software – two pillars of information flow in a company. Only a right combination of these two components can give a kind of synergy – it can give you a confidence that your data is secured, thereby ensuring business continuity. For this reason, quality becomes the most important issue in this area. Only the symbiosis of excellent hardware and good software – which can meet the highest standards – can give an assurance about proper functioning of an information infrastructure – its stability and safety. That is why properly prepared Business Continuity Plan has to include at least basic information about this issue.