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Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery

Ensure business continuity and data security in the event of an unforeseen emergency or cyber attack with Southern IT’s leading BCM and disaster recovery services.


Does your business have a viable, actionable plan in place to continue operating in case of an emergency?

From a flood destroying your office IT equipment to human error or a cyber attack, there are countless threats facing your business at any one time, all of which have the potential to cause significant financial and reputational damage. 

As a trading business bound by data protection laws, it’s vital that you have a business continuity plan established in the event of an unforeseen crisis. If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan, you may not be able to recover important files, putting your business at risk of severe operational disruption and even heavy legal/financial penalties. 

Southern IT are business continuity and disaster recovery experts; making sure your business’ data and assets are protected and backed up should the worst happen. Our IT disaster recovery specialists work with you to understand your business and what’s most important to your daily running, as well as any compliance duties, to determine a comprehensive plan of action to minimise disruption and keep things moving in any eventuality. 

BCM and Disaster Recovery Services
Our business continuity services are designed to ensure your essential operations remain seamless, even in the face of unexpected challenges. We implement robust strategies that prioritise continuity and data recovery, in line with data compliance guidelines, to minimise any reputational or financial ramifications should an issue arise.

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Risk assessment:
We conduct a thorough analysis to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities in your business processes and wider industry.

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Customised solutions:
We tailor business continuity plans to your specific industry, because we know that a personalised approach works best.

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Redundancy measures:
We implement fixed redundant systems and processes in order to mitigate the impact of any disruptions on your business operations.

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Continuous monitoring:
Our consistent monitoring ensures that any potential issues are identified and addressed proactively, as opposed to waiting for disaster to strike.

Disaster Recovery Solutions

We understand that time is of the essence, and our strategies are geared towards a swift and effective recovery.

#1 Rapid response plans: 
Our disaster recovery plans are meticulously crafted with rapid response in mind, ensuring that your business can recover swiftly.

#2 Data restoration:
Southern IT employs advanced techniques for data restoration, ensuring that your critical information is recovered quickly and accurately.

#3 Testing and validation:
Regular testing and validation of our disaster recovery plans guarantee their effectiveness, giving you confidence in your business' ability to bounce back.

#4 Collaborative approach: 
We work closely with your team to develop a disaster recovery strategy that aligns seamlessly with your business processes.

Off-Site Data Backup

Our off-site data backup services provide a secure and reliable solution to ensure the integrity of your critical information.

#1 Encrypted backups: 
Your data is encrypted, providing an extra layer of security against unauthorised access. against unauthorised access.

#2 Regular backups: 
We schedule regular backups to capture the most up-to-date information, minimising the risk of data loss.  loss.minimising the risk of data loss.

#3 Off-site storage: 
Storing backups off-site means your data is protected from on-site disasters, providing additional security should there be a cyber attack on your IT network or server.

#4 Scalable solutions:
As your business grows, our data backup solutions can easily scale to accommodate increased data volumes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is business continuity?

Business continuity refers to a business’ ability to maintain essential functions during or after a disruptive event. 

What is a business continuity plan?

A business continuity plan, also known as a BCP, is a documented strategy that details the steps to be taken to keep essential business functions running in the event of an emergency or disaster. 

A typical business continuity plan includes conducting risk assessments, outlining procedures for different types of incidents, and documenting measures for restoring normal operations.

Effective business continuity planning should look at IT system failures and data recovery, in addition to wider business operations, such as  communication, personnel, facilities, and external dependencies. 

Business continuity vs disaster recovery - what’s the difference?
Business continuity focuses on maintaining essential business functions during and after a disaster, ensuring overall business viability. Disaster recovery specifically addresses the restoration of IT systems and data after a disruptive event.
How does Southern IT's business continuity service differ from traditional backup solutions?

We implement comprehensive strategies that include real-time data replication, alternative communication plans and rapid system recovery, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum operational resilience. With years of experience across a breadth of industries, we have the knowledge and expertise to protect your business in the event of a crisis. 

What types of disasters do business continuity and disaster recovery plans cover?

Southern IT's business continuity and disaster recovery services are designed to address a wide range of disasters, including natural disasters, cyber attacks, hardware failures, human error, and other unexpected incidents that can impact your business operations.

How quickly can my business resume operations after a disaster with Southern IT's backup and recovery service?

The recovery time depends on various factors, such as the nature of the disaster and the complexity of your IT infrastructure. However, our tailored solutions aim to minimise downtime, allowing your business to resume operations swiftly. In any case, we endeavour to keep the core aspects of your business running. 

Are business continuity and disaster recovery plans scalable?

Yes, business continuity and disaster recovery as a service are designed to scale with your business. Whether you're a small startup or a large enterprise, our solutions can be customised to accommodate your evolving needs and ensure seamless continuity and protection as your business grows.

Will an IT disaster recovery plan protect against cyber threats and ransomware attacks?
Yes, our business continuity and disaster recovery plans include robust cybersecurity measures, including threat detection, encryption and regular security assessments, to safeguard your IT infrastructure and data from cyber threats and ransomware attacks. We take a proactive approach, meaning we actively work to prevent attacks before they occur, further minimising the ramifications of a potential attack. 
How often should business continuity and disaster recovery plans be tested and updated?

Regular testing and updates are crucial. We recommend testing your plans at least annually, and more frequently if there are significant changes in your business operations or IT environment. This makes sure that your plans remain effective and aligned with your evolving business needs.

What level of support does Southern IT provide during the implementation of business continuity and disaster recovery plans?

We offer full support throughout the entire process, from initial planning to ongoing maintenance. Our team will work closely with you to tailor a bespoke solution that fits your unique business needs, and we will provide necessary guidance and support at every stage.

How does Southern IT ensure the security and confidentiality of my business data during the disaster recovery process?

Our business continuity and disaster recovery plans prioritise the security and confidentiality of your data. We employ encryption, access controls and other industry-leading security measures to safeguard sensitive information during the recovery process.

Can Southern IT's service integrate with our existing IT infrastructure and applications?

Yes. We strive to make our business continuity and disaster recovery plans as easy to implement as possible. Our team is on-hand to answer any questions you may have at any time and to deliver the level of service required to ensure a smooth transition. 

Learn More About Southern IT’s Leading Business Continuity and Backup Plans

Whether you’re looking to implement a business continuity plan, an IT disaster recovery plan, or both, Southern IT can help. We offer unmatched peace of mind that your business won’t suffer catastrophic reputational, financial or compliance damage in the event of an unforeseen emergency. With us on your side, every eventuality will be accounted for and we’ll ensure you have the tools needed to get back up and running in no time.

To find out more, please call us on 01323 287828, or email us at Alternatively, contact us online and we’ll be in touch. 

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