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Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning
With today new threats our country has begun taking a serious look at our infrastructure.
President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Given the seriousness of not only natural disaster we face today, but that resulting from a terrorist attack what plan have you put in place for your employees and then for your business infrastructure. What happens if your people can't get to the office, do you have full data backup offsite? Isn't it time to make some real plans on how to address these issues? Call us today so that we can discuss some of the critical steps you may want to consider.
With the growing reliance on technology to succeed in business, the need for Disaster Recovery & Business Contingency Planning has become more essential. Without effective contingency plans, any organization could experience severe exposure to financial and infrastructure losses in an emergency type of event. Paradise Communications Consultants will work closely with your organization to identify, design & implement a plan which is in line with cost verses business risk.
We will work with Senior Management and staff resources to develop a plan which outlines the risk and potential cost of various scenario's and prepares guidelines and detail plans for optimal risk verses benefits for your organization. While every contingency plan cannot anticipate and prepare for every disaster, a strong preparedness program can assist in limiting the negative impact of these events, including liability. Using our proven methodology, our Consultants can design and build new plans, or maintain existing plans, depending on the organization’s needs.
Emergencies of varying magnitudes can occur anywhere, any time, under any weather conditions. They can be natural, such as a hurricane or earthquake, or they can be “man-made”, such as hazardous material spill, major fire, power outage, or computer virus. Likewise, similar types of emergencies can vary widely in severity, depending on such factors as degree of warning, duration, and scope of impact.
What happens to your business when the power goes out and the power company can't turn it on until tomorrow?
Businesses and communities that experience such disasters can pay very dearly if unprepared. Since emergencies are perceived as low-probability events and preparation and educated require considerable amounts of both time and money.
Not all companies have the same needs and requirements when it comes to business contingency planning. We will work closely to prepare a plan which best meets your needs with Management involvement though out the planning stages to insure that all of the critical details are covered and that management buys into the needs as defined in the plan.
Typical Plans will require a number of issues be addressed; here are a few of the steps to a successful plan.
Planning Methodology Guides the Process
Risk Assessment - The risk assessment is a critical step that is needed prior to execution of the Business Impact Analysis. The risk analysis identifies and inventories systems, functions, and/or processes and designates a priority to each.
The Business Impact Analysis represents the most logical starting point for development, plan identification, and team and task definition because it provides the foundation for planning based on data provided by the entire client organization.
Development of a Contingency Plan
The plan should include all data from questionnaires and surveys taken during the risk assessment and Business Impact Analysis. During this phase, survey data is analyzed and verified.
Systems Infrastructure, Design, Implementation, and Testing
This team confirms that the infrastructure of the recovery site (wide area networks, file servers, software, hardware and telecommunications specifications) is designed to provide the technology support required. Testing of the desktops and infrastructure to ensure compliance with client expectations is critical.
Your consultant team will provide Team leadership and commitment to your business needs, act as a business partner and work closely with your staff providing:
Professional Consultation and Staffing
As a premier IT consulting services firm, we provide an extensive array of technical and business talent Through our consultants and business partners that provide on-site and personalized services to clients with IT staffing services in the following capacities:
As technology continues to rapidly change, clients frequently require assistance in the development and implementation of new systems or the enhancement of existing systems.
The delivery of consultation and staffing services frequently involves working with a client’s organization to define and implement effective processes. It may also include organizational assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses, turn barriers into opportunities, and develop strategies to carry them into the future.
Managerial and Executive Consultants
Paradise Communications has senior-level management consultants that are capable of performing in the role of executive level positions, in addition to leading large scale company-wide strategy development, business process reengineering, and other change management efforts.
Paradise Communications has built its reputation on the providing high quality, technical consulting personnel to meet the highest client demands. When client permanent staff is insufficient for, Project Management and Technology Infrastructure Design planning & Implementation Management along with business systems design and analysis, we will provide the finest supplemental staff obtainable for your requirements.
Project Management Services
The cornerstone to success for any project is how well it is managed. This includes thorough planning, execution and monitoring of the plan, corrective action when required, and complete closure of the project. In other words, the quality of Project Management is a critical factor in the success of a project.
Project Management Methodology
Paradise Communications has developed a Project Management methodology that is consistent with the Project Management Institute guidelines:
Project Monitoring and Oversight
Paradise Communications provides project monitoring and oversight services to clients as a way to provide an objective perspective of the completeness and quality of a project. These activities are planned at the beginning of a project and operate in parallel with the solution life cycle activities.
For clients who find themselves with a failing project, Paradise Communications can provide an assessment of the project and recommendations for resolution of the “problem” areas.
Project Management Quality Assurance Audits
Unlike project monitoring and oversight, which is continuous throughout a project, the Project Management quality assurance audit is conducted at specific points throughout the project’s life. This provides a low-impact (to the project) audit process for quickly obtaining a perspective of the quality of the Project Management activities. The result of the audit is an action plan to correct any deficiencies found.
Project Risk Assessment
All projects have some degree of risk associated with them. Paradise Communications can perform an independent risk assessment for clients in order to validate that project risk if accurately identified, analyzed, responded to, and managed.
A risk assessment should be performed at the beginning of every project and documented in a Risk Management Plan. The project should be consistently monitored for new risks. The Risk Management Plan should be updated as risk response strategies are executed and new risks are identified, including unknown risks (issues) that were not anticipated.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you!
Paradise Communications Phone: (925) 683-7916 E-Mail: Info@ITRelo.net
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