Coronavirus: Business Continuity and Resilience Planning

Is your business prepared in these increasingly uncertain times?

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is showing no signs of slowing down, it is important from a business perspective to look at what, if any business continuity plans you currently have in place and if they are sufficient. 

While it is impossible at this stage to anticipate the full effects of this ongoing pandemic, it is clear that businesses need to be prepared for the worst case scenario.

With measures such as "social distancing" being talked about along with school closures and self-isolation this is inevitably going to have a considerable impact on businesses.

Having a Business Continuity Plan in place can help you understand and assess the potential risks to better prepare for unforeseen events, such as natural disasters or in this instance COVID-19.

 

A Business Continuity Plan can help maintain day-to-day operations and includes:

  • Key processes, people and resources critical to the business
  • Establishing who will take responsibility of the plan and implement the relevant training plans
  • Risk assessment and alternative methods of operation in advance
  • Economic assessment 
  • Disaster recovery steps - data back-up, anti-virus etc.

Useful Resources:

UK Govt Guidance for employers and businesses

Business Continuity Management Toolkit

Workplace Advice 

Working from Home Guide

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams lets you work remotely, it is a unified communication and collaboration platform for chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.

In response to COVID-19 Microsoft are offering the tool free for six months.  As a Microsoft Partner Commsworld can get you up and running in no time.

As a company, we too are having to ensure that we have the correct measures in place.  We have implemented our own Business Continuity Plan to ensure we can offer acceptable levels of service, minimise any interruptions and protect our customers should the need arise.

Key Considerations for Businesses:

  • Are your employees equipped to work from home?
  • Do you have enough licences for remote access?
  • Is your current bandwidth scalable to cope with the change in demand?

Commsworld is here to help to ensure your business is fully equipped with the right technology to enable working from home in these uncertain times.

We are committed to supporting your business through this critical period - if you would like to discuss your options or have any concerns then get in touch today.

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