The rise of globalisation has led to an increased demand for improved business connectivity services, with many businesses needing to communicate regularly with both clients and employees based internationally.
The amount of data which is transmitted every day has recently become a concern for the UK government. It is well aware that high internet speeds, to carry all this data, are necessary to boost the economy. Thus in 2013 it announced its aim to reach over 95% of homes and businesses with high speed broadband by 2017 and to that end it pledged an investment of over £770 million.
The sheer scale of communication for a company means it often takes the decision to store data in the cloud. While this is a positive move to keep information secure it means there are vast amounts of data being transmitted to the servers of the cloud provider daily.
When communication is so vital to a business, if that ability is lost it can cause long term damage to the company. A business disaster can take many forms from an act of nature such as a flood, through to fire, theft and even denial of service attacks on servers.
In the event of a very serious incident, and one which does not have an effective disaster recovery plan in place, a business can be functioning at less than 10% after 10 days. This means that a company might never recover fully from the setback or may even go out of business.
To create an effective disaster recovery plan, so as to ensure your business connectivity suffers as little as possible, the following areas need to be addressed:
A business today is only as strong as its ability to function and communicate. We are so reliant on technology it is important to protect our connectivity above all else, bar the safety of our employees. To learn more about business connectivity and the role it plays in your organisation take a look at this short animation.