July 28, 2009 Atlanta, GA--DynaSis, a technology managed service provider, is now offering business continuity plans to help small to medium sized businesses prepare for emergencies such as natural disaster, network crashes, or theft of business data. Unlike enterprises, many smaller companies cannot afford optimal in-house strategies and solutions. These companies are consequently at an elevated risk of being put out of business due to any major loss of data. A business continuity plan goes beyond offsite data backup and recovery and gives businesses a strategy detailing actions that will be taken after a crisis so the business can remain as functional as possible.
A key component of a business continuity plan is of course making sure critical documents and data are digitized or copied and stored off site, but the plan encompasses much more. Aspects businesses may not have considered include doing visual walkthroughs of facilities at least once a year to look for deficiencies, as well as making sure the business has sufficient business interruption insurance to cover the cost of operations for at least 60 days with no income. Other areas of concern consist of communications with employees in the event of phone system or Internet outages and creating a plan in case key employees can’t perform their duties or quit suddenly. Maintaining a list of emergency vendors as well as securing an alternative place to conduct business if the primary facility is unavailable are also details the plan would include.
DynaSis President David Moorman said, “Our goal is always to be a value added provider in the eyes of our clients. For this reason, we go beyond being just your IT repair guy. Protecting your data is half the battle, but when a crisis hits, you also have to think about what you are going to do to get back up to speed. What a business does in the first four hours after an emergency often determines how well they can bounce back.”
With 87% of companies that lose access to their corporate data for more than 7 days going out of business within a year and less than 5% of non-regulated businesses having a business continuity plan, and the need for business continuity planning services is real and the benefits to clients are immediate and long-term. Benefits realized after completing a business continuity/disaster recovery plan include competitive advantage, insurance savings, efficiency savings, improved processes, increased stockholder value and peace of mind.
DynaSis is a managed IT services provider for small to medium sized businesses in Atlanta, GA, offering on-premise and on-demand SaaS monthly service plans, professional IT installation services, and managed hosting. For more information on DynaSis, visit www.dynasis.com.