Nowadays, it is hard to think of a single company which is not absolutely reliant on IT. Information is not only integral to success, but is probably the most valuable asset to any given company.
“By the time you hear the thunder, it’s too late to build the ark.”
With this inextricable link (IT and Business Success), it is vitally important that robust Business Continuity planning gets the attention it deserves. The alternative is to neglect it, an afterthought, until it’s too late. This is not advisable, just ask Ulster Bank, who are the most recent high profile victims of IT failure, which lead to millions of Euros lost.
Because I work in the IT industry, I have one ear firmly to the ground.
Just as I have witnessed more and more companies investing in e.g. virtualisation technologies, so too have I witnessed them investing in e.g. virtual options for Business Continuity.
It is plain to see that, a real growth area is that of Business Continuity Planning, or Disaster Recovery.
Last year, I put together a Business Continuity review of a leading Irish Airline. Feel free to take a look. Aer Arann Document_complete_pdf