Video: Sungard AS Recovery and Business Continuity Services
Could you maintain business as usual in the face of disruption? If yours is like many organizations, you may struggle to apply time and resources to your business continuity program. Especially when you have to sync thousands of changes to recovery scripts, deal with shortages in staff and technical know-how, and respond to other business pressures.
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) and our Business Continuity Management (BCM) consultants use proven methodologies to assess the current state of your BC program to identify and remedy existing gaps or vulnerabilities. As a result, you’ll be in a better position to:
- Build resiliency into your infrastructure and business operations
- Protect your data and tier recovery to mission-criticality
- Identify and respond to threats in minutes instead of days
Not only will you be ready for virtually any disruption, you'll gain the benefit of an objective, expert perspective to help you deal with a range of scenarios - from addressing board or stakeholder concerns and responding proactively to customer inquiries about your BC program, to identifying and mitigating critical third-party vendor risks and preparing for an upcoming audit.
Assessment and Gap Analysis
Starting with a Business Continuity Assessment and Gap Analysis, we'll examine your most critical business processes and functions to determine what resources are needed – including premises, people, suppliers and technology. We take a risk-based approach by identifying where your organization is particularly vulnerable to help you direct your BC budget where it's most needed.
Strategy and Planning
We'll partner with you to build robust business continuity strategies and plans documenting Emergency Action, Incident Management and Business Continuity Plans which address technology, facilities, workforce and third party failures. We'll develop a disciplined, documented approach to engage your board-level executives and equip your teams to recognize threats to your business, and empower them to take swift and assured action before incidents escalate into major disruptions.
Training and Exercises
Our BC professionals provide services tailored to your business needs, from training videos and routine table-top facilitation to enacting relocation exercises to test your off-site recovery capabilities. Or, you may opt to outsource your BCM program entirely to Sungard AS for longer-term, larger-scale managed business resiliency.
“If our systems were down for any prolonged period of time our customers would go elsewhere. If we can’t do the job, somebody else will so uptime is absolutely imperative. With Sungard Availability Services, I have the peace of mind that availability is never an issue.”
- Senior IT Manager, Metro Shipping
“Sungard AS is one of only two disaster-recovery providers that have the equipment and capability we require to recover...Our main recovery challenge is hitting our RTOs with a growing environment of complex and interdependent operating systems and product offerings, but still having finite personnel resources.”
- Director of Business Continuity, CSG International