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Cloud Hosting and BCP remote working during Covid-19

Disrupted by Covid-19? Here’s how your business can workaround!

 

Cloud Hosting and BCP remote working during Covid-19

How Businesses can respond to the disruptive Covid-19 crisis using Cloud-based systems

The Coronavirus is turning into a much more severe health crisis than most people have expected, causing thousands of deaths around the world. With the percentage of affected people increasing day by day, this widely spread virus is affecting many small to large scale businesses. The problem is so severe that the Global Health Emergency alert is officially declared by the World Health Organization.

This Is considered a threat as many businesses have decided to shut down their offices and introduce remote working for the employees to work from home.

Focus on Moving to Cloud

A sudden switch to remote working conditions can have a negative affect on your business if you are not prepared for it. As most businesses choose to store data physically on-premise, they will find it difficult to maintain normal business operations without access to key business data.

As the Covid-19 peaks and is likely to last till the end of the year, a slow response to this will only make things tougher for your business. Hence, I-Net Dynamics encourages business to migrate your data and services cloud-based systems or cloud hosted platforms to minimize the impact of any disaster on your business.

How can businesses respond to Coronavirus?

So what are some steps businesses can take to circumvent this situation? Here are some precautionary measures or steps to face this disastrous condition.

● Promote work-from-home policies for employees to prevent the spread of the virus.
● Use cloud-based systems to facilitate remote working for businesses.
● Use VPNs and two-factor authentications to make sure that your employee’s connection is safe.
● Automation of any business process/tasks which do not require the presence of an employee.

Shifting your Business to Cloud
Implementing a cloud-based systems and hosting business data on the cloud are currently the best measures to take during COVID-19. Cloud-based systems like Dynamics 365 ERP Systems provide you more flexibility for remote working needs. The biggest advantage would be instant access to business data regardless of location and time. You can rest assured that your data stays secured and protected on Microsoft Azure cloud platform with constant monitoring from our engineers.

Combating Covid-19 with BCP
Business continuity plans (BCP) are effective for your company in any disastrous condition. If you don’t already have a BCP in place, it is not too late to start planning now. Our knowledge engineers will assist you to analyze, plan and execute the most suitable BCP for your business. With a well thought out BCP, your business infrastructure and your data will be safe in any scenario, whether it’s Coronavirus or any other disaster.

 

If you are interested to explore cloud hosting solution or BCP for your organisation, contact us here today and our consultants can work with you to analyse your organisational needs!

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BCP vs Disaster Recovery : Which is better for my business?

 

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Disasters can surround your business, whether it’s a cyber-attack, power outage, flood, or any kind of disruption. In such harsh conditions, it is ideal for your business to consider a Business Continuity (BC) or Disaster Recovery (DR) plan.

Both strategies work differently from each other, but the common goal here is to safeguard your business in such disruptive conditions, however both solutions are not interchangeable in any way. In this article we discuss the difference between BCP and DR and how they are useful to your organization.

Business Continuity Planning vs Disaster Recovery

Business Continuity is a type of plan where organizations can run their operations to perform all the business tasks even in a disruptive condition. It is a type of backup plan that gets activated after a disaster to help your employees to work without any interruption with safe and secure access to data. It will make sure that you have proper access to servers, network connections, applications, phones, and information systems without facing any downtime issues. Every business asset will be considered in your business continuity plan such as employees, way of communication, office technology, your buildings, your contracts, etc. The whole idea lies on a single question that, how can I assure that my business will run safely in a disruptive condition?

 

While on the other hand, disaster recovery is a process of getting everything recovered after a disaster have been occurred. It includes the investigation process to know the root cause of the disaster and then finding a solution so it will no longer be a risk in the future. The data is stored off-site, and the IT infrastructure of your whole business is recovered. Unlike Business continuity planning, the main focus is not to run business operations. The recovery time objectives (RTOs) are used to estimate the time it will take to recover your affected services and products after a disruption. The businesses are advised to follow the RTOs to prevent any further disruptive escalation. You can call disaster recovery as a subset of business continuity.

Dependency on Each Other

Business Continuity is a framework, and disaster recovery is just a unit of it. Disaster recovery is essential, along with business continuity.  Wise organizations or businesses will utilize both of the strategies for better operations. The overlapping of both strategies is obvious: Business Continuity plans are designed according to the RTOs. In the meantime, businesses have to find the best possible way to operate without their servers during the RTO. A business continuity plan is a complete strategy, while disaster recovery is utilized to recover your data. To make BCP more effective, we balance both strategies to maximize protection.

 

What’s Best for your Business?

If your business operations and processes mainly take place online, then data protection should be your priority. You can still utilize a disaster recovery strategy to recover your data. If you want your operations to be properly working, then you can balance both BCP and DR strategies to keep your system running smoothly.

 

In short, you cannot have a business continuity plan without a proper disaster recovery plan. If both strategies are not actively working together, then they can expose your business to multiple disruptive escalation risks. So, it is recommended to utilize both of these strategies in case of any disaster because if you have no access to your data, then all your operations will ultimately shutdown.


If you are considering to implement a Business Continuity Plan or looking for assistance to set up Disaster Recovery procedures in case of threats, you can contact us here.

 

I-Net Dynamics is a IT Infrastructure Specialist firm with decades of experience in assisting companies create and implement solutions that enhance and protect your business processes and operations. As one of the few IT providers with a full-fledge of services, we have an edge over other BCP vendors in Singapore. Contact us today to speak with us.

 

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Safeguarding your business in a tech-centric world with Disaster Recovery

 

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Microsoft Disaster recovery with azure

Written by Xuan Luan for I-Net Dynamics

Most businesses these days utilize technology to streamline & expedite their operations, use different tools to reach their customers and drive sales. These products and services have also been increasingly available in the era of the super-fast Internet. Moreover, businesses now record a huge amount of business data, which is one of the core factors for their successes.

While transactions, customer demand, and expectation of services have increased in exponential levels, it is only understandable that unplanned downtime can cost companies greatly in terms of financial and reputation damages. If you have a fear of this happening to your business, there is an undeniable need for business continuity and disaster recovery services (BC/DR).

Safeguard with Disaster Recovery

 

Companies have different approaches to reduce their outages and minimize the damage, such as acquiring extra hardware, software, data center and staff. This requires a big sum of investment, and traditionally, BC/DR activities can be more time-consuming to implement with a lot of process, interviews, and reports.

 

An increasing adoption of cloud technology, managed services, and disaster recovery plan on cloud is speeding up the implementation of BC/DR. Companies these days can quickly assess and pick up smart, flexible and integrated cloud solutions from any vendor.

 

Here at I-Net Dynamics, we deliver Azure Disaster Recovery as a Service. Our two key services,Site Recovery and Backup, will help to protect your business from natural disasters, outages, and different kinds of failures. Your data is safe and recoverable with Backup services during any outages while your site is ensured to be up and running quickly with Azure mechanism of replication and failovers. This means that you can rest assured regardless of what disaster your business goes through, your business will always stay up and running.

Azure Disaster Recovery Services

 

Several reasons you can consider Microsoft Azure’s solution is its flexibility, inexpensiveness and scalability. Furthermore, you can implement it with your on-premises or cloud data. Generally, with Disaster Recovery as a Service, you reduce massive capital investment costs while getting access to a more simplified, automated but also highly available, scalable and customizable service.

Microsoft Azure Disaster Recovery

 

Moreover, you can easily see that as a market leader, Azure delivers huge advantages in terms of its feature flexibility while ensures your privacy, security, and compliance to standards. For more details of each main feature and advantages, you can check out our earlier article about Azure Site Discovery Benefits.

 Azure site disaster recovery

 

Consider safeguarding your business with Azure Disaster Recovery – Consider I-Net Dynamics , a reputable, certified Microsoft Partner with experiences across Microsoft tech stack and infrastructure services, contact us here to find out more!