Business Continuity2019-08-16T15:07:39-05:00

Disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud era

It’s an always-on world, where your data and IT infrastructure are vital to keeping your company running all the time. This makes business continuity not just a CIO responsibility, but rather the required focus of the entire executive suite and even at the board level.

Preparing and protecting the entire organization

Is your organization prepared for a bad day? A catastrophic, business-interrupting event can impact customer confidence, lead to expensive litigation, and even result in business closure. Business continuity is about ensuring the resilience and protection of the entire organization, to keep the business running so it can continue to provide services to vendors, suppliers, customers, and all levels within the organization.

Sirius Business Continuity solutions prepare your entire organization for catastrophic events and unplanned downtime. A solid business continuity plan is a strategy for business resilience that accounts not only for IT, but also the people and the full range of resources they require to accomplish their missions. Contact Sirius to learn how we can assist you develop effective business continuity plans, procedures, documentation and training to:

  • Ensure the ability to maintain critical business operations and IT services delivery
  • Reduce the time to recover and reduce the amount of catch-up and re-work
  • Meet regulatory requirements
  • Boost customer confidence
  • Build a holistic solution comprised of emergency preparedness, business continuance, and IT disaster recovery plans
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White Paper: How do you keep the lights on when everybody else’s go off?

Every IT manager understands the need for a reliable power supply to ensure business continuity, but few know which strategies will help minimize the effect of an electrical grid disruption and ensure that their operations won’t be crippled by an ongoing outage.

In this informative white paper, Jim LaRue, principal consultant with Sirius’ Incident Preparedness DR/BC practice, looks at the causes and effects of the 2003 Northeastern and Midwest blackout, and outlines strategies for minimizing or altogether avoiding business disruptions due to regional outages.

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Why do companies need a business continuity solution?

Start your disaster recovery planYou need business continuity solutions to ensure business survival, safety of employees, and compliance with regulatory bodies and stakeholders. Sirius business continuity solutions prepare organizations for catastrophic incidents and unplanned downtime, accounting for all people, IT services, facilities and resources required to resume all departmental or organizational functions during a catastrophic incident or unplanned downtime.

Our comprehensive solutions include sixteen elemental offerings that can be selected individually and in any order, to best serve your organiza­tion’s priorities and goals. Here are five popular starting-point offerings:

Current State Assessment and Roadmap: Action items generated from a formal review of your existing plans and environment, performed by the Sirius IT Consulting (ITC) team.

Enterprise Business Impact Analysis (BIA): Identifies impacts, including escalat­ing impacts over time, from the loss of your organization’s ability to deliver on its mission and its financial viability.

BC and IT-DR Service Recovery Plans: Project management, in-depth assessments of existing recovery documents, and creation of new plans as needed.

Tabletop Exercise: A structured group exercise testing the ability to maintain opera­tions and services during and after a disruptive incident.

Emergency Preparedness Action Plan: Customized plans with action items and ownership during a security breach or other emergency incident. Includes consulting guidance as well as tools such as customized planning templates, project management and reporting.

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