As the cost to London firms of last week’s Holborn fire grows to £40m+, many companies have been left questioning their business continuity and disaster recovery.
The 4 day power cut highlighted the critical dependency of businesses on their IT systems. Many firms saw themselves without email or server access and unable to service their clients, resulting in unrecoverable costs.
Systems are available however to protect your business. At Foration, we had next to zero downtime when the lights went out. All but one of our key systems are Cloud-based, which enabled us to continue servicing our clients with no interruption. Our one on-site system was recovered from our virtual disaster recovery data centre in under an hour. The result: levels of service were unaffected and our clients were none the wiser!
Reading this, you may feel these systems are expensive. In reality they are available for modest budgets.
Practical Tips to Protect Your Business
With the right approach and supporting technology, your business continuity can be protected at all times. Migrating to the Cloud delivers higher levels of performance and reliability when compared to local infrastructure. In addition, we recommend;
Implementing a disaster recovery solution that provides both onsite and Cloud protection: By securely replicating your systems to our UK disaster recovery data centre, we can recover your entire system in under 1 hour and individual files in a matter of minutes.
Establishing an email continuity solution: 100% email up-time guaranteed and seamless integration with Outlook, provides uninterrupted access to your emails from any device, in any location, at any time.