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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Customers expect you to meet their needs and protect their data year round. Significant periods of down time, whether caused by natural disaster or human error, are simply unacceptable. In today’s fast-paced business culture, unexpected down time can cause your customers to flock to your competitors. Focal Point's team of IT and business continuity experts can help your organization develop a strategy for preventing and recovering from these interruptions.

Business Continuity Expertise

Focal Point has a team of resident business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) experts with industry-recognized certifications like Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP). These experts have assisted leading healthcare organizations, financial institutions, government agencies and others with assessing the impact of a potential interruption and building comprehensive plans to mitigate that impact. This experience has given us a robust knowledge of business continuity best practices in a variety of industries.

The Value of Business Continuity Planning

Business interruptions range from small-scale IT failures to catastrophic natural disasters and manmade infrastructure failures. If these interruptions are not planned for, organizations run the risk of revenue loss, unplanned service downtimes, loss of consumer goodwill, damage to corporate image and substantial rebuilding expenses. Focal Point's Business Continuity Management (BCM) methodology reduces the impact of business disruptions by planning for the restoration or continuity of critical business operations and helps organizations resume vital operations within a pre-defined timeframe following an interruption.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY APPROACH

 

Business Impact Analysis

Every Focal Point BC/DR project begins with a Business Impact Analysis, which evaluates existing plans, identifies the potential impact of external and internal threats to the organization and determines which systems and processes should be considered.

Disaster Recovery Planning

Disaster recovery planning identifies the optimal method for restarting business operations after a disaster strikes and can make the difference between an organization successfully responding to a disaster or losing the ability to operate.

Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Development

Using the information gleaned from the business impact analysis, we create a prioritized list of critical systems and develop strategies for the recovery of each.

Business Continuity Plan Implementation

During implementation, Focal Point provides action plans for each critical system and ensures that process holders are properly trained to execute and communicate the plans in the event of a disaster.

Business Continuity Testing

Focal Point works hand-in-hand with your organization to test the BCP and verify that you will be prepared to deal with situations that may impact the continued successful, critical operations of your business.

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