Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Planning

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The Opportunity

Threats such as fires, floods, earthquakes, computer hacking, employee sabotage, theft, telecommunication outages or power failures can all have a significant impact on your business.

Business Benefits
  • Avoidance of business failure from disruptive incidents
  • Effective backup and recovery strategies to mitigate the impact of unplanned interruptions
  • Safeguard business-critical processes, documents and data
  • Formal actionable disaster recovery and business continuity policies and procedures for employees to follow
  • Minimize recovery costs and losses

Having an effective Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan in place may mean the difference between recovering and resuming the business in a timely and comprehensive manner, or struggling to react to unforeseen events and hastily trying to resume normal operations without a formal plan.

The Challenge

While it may be difficult to plan for a disaster or other events that can be disruptive to your business, you can take prudent steps today to mitigate this impact and be prepared to expect the unexpected. As stewards of your business, you have a responsibility to safeguard the assets of your business, the safety of your employees, and the services you provide to your customers. Consequently, you should be prepared for disruptions to the business on all fronts and all levels of severity. It is a time tested fact that a well thought out Disaster Recovery Plan helps ensure business continuity in the event of a serious disruption to the operation of the business, and may well mean the difference between business success and business failure.

Businesses are also becoming more global, more 24 x 7, more interconnected with partners and customers, and more dependent on technology to conduct their business. Now more than ever this has produced the need for comprehensive Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans that meets customer, partner and investor expectations surrounding the viability of the business. These expectations extend to ensuring employee safety, adhering to industry regulations and best practices, meeting audit requirements, protecting mission-critical data and business assets, and mitigating penalties and unexpected costs caused by unplanned downtime.

Our Solution

Ingenuity is prepared to assist your organization on a variety of fronts in your effort to develop a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan. We will start the process by conducting a Business Impact Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment. This will provide guidance on where you are today with respect to disaster recovery and business continuity planning, what the potential operating and financial impacts would be under various disaster scenarios, and where your greatest vulnerabilities and risks lie today. As part of this initial effort, we will conduct an Infrastructure Assessment to evaluate the resiliency of your application, system and networking environment, as well as a Security Assessment to evaluate your vulnerabilities and greatest risks with respect to information security. This is followed by the development of your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan, covering such elements as the Corporate Contingency Management Plan, Infrastructure Continuity Plan and individual Business Unit Continuity Plans. We will then work with your organization to test your plans under various scenarios and varying degrees of scope. And since this should be a living plan, a maintenance plan will be developed to ensure the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan remains current and relevant to the business.


Ingenuity has a proven track record of success in helping organizations develop Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans. Your organization will benefit from our experience in this area, as well as the collective experience of our consultants that have many years of combined knowledge in a variety of industries, businesses, and information technology environments.