TECH testing a company’s resilience and recovery processes on an ongoing basis to keep pace with IT and business change. It also involves building a layer of infrastructure around the firm’s own structures, so that it has a fully functional copy of its work environment on hand to help recover servers, applications, data and workloads after a disruptive event. If, for example, a building needs to be evacuated, it seems like a major problem. “Everyone escalates it up to the crisis management team, but in reality it is really just an operational disruption,” said Sandra Bell, Head of Resilience Consulting EMEA at Sungard. But it is entirely different when a cyberattack occurs, which people tend to overlook. Meanwhile, it could have dire consequences for the business. Oftentimes, these two things can happen at the same time. “Management can handle evacuations, but leaders must have a plan for how to survive the entire situation,” she adds. The problem can come from a very mundane thing. “We are now so dependent on online communication that often the problem occurs when a cable gets broken because of road construction nearby.” That is where DRaaS comes in. "It's a combination of cybersecurity, infrastructure and processes ready for when it happens, … a complete solution for how to get your business through a crisis when it strikes,” Bell explained. We’ve come to live in times of uncertainty, but it doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t prepare for it.
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