With many business going back to working at their premises, now is a good time to look at your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan and update accordingly, especially if your business has been interrupted by COVID.

For months many workplaces have been left empty and therefore some of the infrastructure must be looked at.  Some of these could include:

  • Electrical repairs and replacements
  • Cabling repairs and if necessary replacements
  • Repairing or replacing damaged technology
  • Repair of the building and its structure, painting, plastering, etc.
  • Water pipes, taps
  • Air conditioning units (especially those that circulate as it is suggested these be turned off)

As part of the Business Continuity Plan you should look at:

  • Finding alternative Office Space
  • Allowing staff to work from home
  • Redirection of telephone calls and emails
  • Ensuring redirection of post and other crucial deliveries
  • Software as a Service
  • Continuity of communication (ensuring staff have mobile phones, conferencing tool)
  • Additional firewall for staff working from home
  • Offer mobile hotspots for remote access should employees lose power or don’t have available connectivity

The current COVID-19 crisis is testing the continuity plans of many of our clients and we are helping them maintain their connectivity to their customers, suppliers and staff.  We ensure that their staff who are working from home are doing so safely, particularly the ones using their own computers and laptops as well as mobiles.  We are adding encryption and/or anti-virus software to the hardware of some staff whilst ensuring staff who do have access to company information online have uninterrupted access and all the information they need. Contact us if you are experiencing any issues around staff working from home or in managing your online presence.

We have helped many companies produce their Disaster Recovery  and Business Continuity plan.  To find out how we can help you, please contact us on 0333 241 2544.

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