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What is Business Continuity?

Business continuity is the activity performed by an organisation to ensure that critical business functions will be available to customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities that must have access to those functions. These activities include but are not limited to tasks such as project management, system backups (offsite and onsite), change control, and help desk. Business Continuity is not something implemented at the time of a disaster; Business Continuity refers to those activities performed daily to maintain service, consistency, and recover ability.

The foundation of Business Continuity are the standards, program development, and supporting policies; guidelines,and procedures needed to ensure a firm to continue without stoppage, irrespective of the adverse circumstances or events. All system design, implementation, support, and maintenance must be based on this foundation in order to have any hope of achieving Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, or in some cases, system support. Business continuity is sometimes confused with disaster recovery, but they are separate entities. Disaster recovery is a small subset of business continuity. It is also sometimes confused with Work Area Recovery (due to loss of the physical building which the business is conducted within); which is but a part of business continuity.

What We Offer

Numerous strategies to keep your business operational at all times including:


Design, Operational, Maintenance & Troubleshooting Questions Answered

Has your organisation got emergency accidents planned and documented – of course it has, it’s mandated by the Government to provide a minimum level of safety for your employees – but what about your data in the event of a fire? A break in? Theft? Hardware failure?

Business continuity and disaster recovery are now seen as fundamental elements of any IT strategy. Whether IT is mission-critical or just key to productive working, it’s essential that firms have a cohesive response ready to any unplanned outage so as to minimise disruption, damage and dislocation.

Disasters can result from events such as hacker attacks, computer viruses, electrical power failures, large-scale network outages, natural disasters or mistakes in system administration.

Most businesses rely on some form of redundancy to make possible the recovery of data and systems. Redundancy allows secondary data or system resources to be put into service at short notice should

primary resources fail or otherwise become unavailable

Precept IT's Business Contimuity Suite (thinkBACKUP) of storage and replication solutions is designed to keep you working as though nothing has happened – even if the worst has.

These include:

  • SAN
  • Data Archiving
  • Tape Backup
  • Email Security
  • Data Backup

For more information on thinkBACKUP, please call our Sales Team on 0800 122 3010.