Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Identification and planning of IT disaster recovery scenarios allows schools to define, understand and test the measures that would be taken in the event of a disaster

Proactive assessment and response planning to mitigate IT disaster scenarios

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Cyber attacks, power failure, unplanned downtime of cloud based services and systems, and pandemics, are examples of just some of the failures and disasters schools need to plan for in order to maintain operations. The identification and testing of system recovery through disaster scenario planning means IT teams are prepared and able to carry out the process to recover systems in the most time effective, safe and efficient manner.

  • Identify the threats to IT devices, systems and services that need to be planned for when they occur
  • Enable departmental collaboration to factually understand scope and impact of the incidentUnderstand the risks posed by each threat and against each IT device, system and service
  • Evaluate the mitigating action and resources (people/budget/time) that is required to control the threat at a suitable level
  • Assess the resources that are required, against the benefit that is likely to be received and overall resources of the school to decide whether the investment in mitigating action is proportionate
  • Test and report on the steps required to implement each recovery plan
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A defined and tested programme of work

9ine’s business continuity and disaster recovery suite provides tech teams with a comprehensive programme of work and supporting resources, to identify, assess and plan for known business continuity threats.

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Align school investment to areas of weakness

Threat analysis to IT devices, systems and services provides school leadership with quantifiable measures of risk. Using this analysis decisions can be made on where resources should be directed and used to ensure continuity operations given the identified threats.

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Better understand your technical systems configuration and performance

Disaster recovery testing will throw up a number of unknown configuration issues that, if testing had not occurred, would have lessened the impact of business continuity mitigation measures. From UPS’s not configured correctly, services shutdown in the wrong order and problems with restoration from back-up. All recently identified by schools following this process, and in doing so, better prepared for the realisation of business continuity threats.

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Demonstrable compliance to data protection and related law

A common component of data protection law is the requirement for organisations such as schools to be able to restore access to data in the event of a security incident. In many cases, security incidents such as a cyber attack or loss of access to a system, involves IT. Following 9ine’s Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery suite aids your school in evidencing compliance with data protection law.