Bounce Right Back with Vitabyte’s Contigency Plans
The move to business technology makes business service availability more critical than ever. You cannot afford the impact that site outages, disasters, or even operational disruption might have. Your BC&A strategy must address your business and operational risks. This is done through an integrated approach to business continuity, IT contingency planning, operational availability, disaster tolerance & recovery, and data protection.
Our solutions target:
- Business Contigency Planning-Minimize unplanned downtime and speed recovery in the event of a major disruption
- Availability management–Avoid technology and process issues that cause downtime; continually improve your IT service levels
- Disaster tolerant continuous computing-Protect operations through clustering, virtualization, replication, and enhanced failover
- Data protection recovery–Secure information and quickly recover lost or corrupted data in the event of an outage
About IT Contiency planning
Contingency planning aims to prepare an organization to respond well to an emergency and its potential humanitarian impact. Developing a contingency plan involves making decisions in advance about the management of human and financial resources, coordination and communications procedures, and being aware of a range of technical and logistical responses. Such planning is a management tool, involving all sectors, which can help ensure timely and effective provision of humanitarian aid to those most in need when a disaster occurs. Time spent in contingency planning equals time saved when a disaster occurs. Effective contingency planning should lead to timely and effective disaster-relief operations.
The contingency planning process can basically be broken down into three simple questions:
- What is going to happen?
- What are we going to do about it?
- What can we do ahead of time to get prepared?
This guide helps planners think through these questions in a systematic way. Contingency planning is most often undertaken when there is a specific threat or hazard; exactly how that threat will actually impact is unknown. Developing scenarios is a good way of thinking through the possible impacts. On the basis of sensible scenarios it is possible to develop a plan that sets out the scale of the response and the resources needed.
Our Contingency planning methods breaks contingency planning down into five main steps, shown in the diagram below. Each step is covered by a separate chapter in the guide.
In order to be relevant and useful, contingency plans must be a collaborative effort. They must also be linked to the plans, systems or processes of other government, partner or Movement bodies at all levels – national, regional and global.