In this time of seismic change to the ways we do business, much has been written and said about the technological side of working remotely. We’re all about the tech, and we’ve helped many clients to transition to a remote workforce without missing a beat.

What business owners need to understand, though, is that business continuity planning is more than just the digital nuts and bolts of how your team will connect from home. You need a fully developed business continuity and disaster recovery plan (BCDR) to survive and thrive in times like these, and your technology should follow the plan, not the other way around.

A BCDR plan begins with the what-ifs: What if we’re hacked or the victim of a ransomware attack? What if a fire or flood damages our offices? What if everyone on the team has to work remotely, as they do now?

Your plan will take into consideration the resources you’ll need to prevent those things from happening if possible, and if not, utilizing the disaster recovery portion of the plan to keep operating as close to full capacity as is feasible.

And that’s at the heart of what we do at Hill Tech: not just technology solutions but strategic planning, and – just as important – documentation of that plan so everyone knows what should be happening when an incident response is necessary. Technology plays a role, to be sure, but the plan is even more important.

Businesses that had a BCDR plan in place before the unprecedented events of this past week are in a better place than those that didn’t. But it’s not too late. We can help you with both the strategy and the execution of your BCDR plan so you’re in better shape for whatever happens next.

Questions about business continuity planning? Contact Hill Tech Solutions.