For the longest time "Business Continuity" and "Disaster Recovery" were concepts that most business owners were aware of, but rarely addressed. Business Continuity solutions were typically expensive, separate environments or platforms that would perform basic company functions for a limited time period for a subset of the company's employees. For many business owners the risk of an outage simply did not warrant the extra effort and expense. Needless to say, the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent state enforced lockdowns have caused business leaders to re-evaluate the importance of implemented and tested Business Continuity Plans.
Fortunately, the evolution of cloud technologies and maturity of SaaS solutions provide the resiliency and performance in critical day-to-day operating platforms that companies require, with the added benefit of satisfying Business Continuity concerns.
Integrated SaaS business solutions, such as Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, Workday among others, combined with cloud-hosted Office Productivity and data storage solutions such as Microsoft O365, Teams and OneDrive, provide processing platforms that meet the day to day needs of the company which seamlessly provide true Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery solutions at no additional cost.
Although the response to COVID-19 has been catastrophic to many businesses, it is probably NOT a once in a lifetime event. Unfortunately, we have probably set the standard response to global or localized pandemics or other regional catastrophes. Capabilities for supporting and managing a remote workforce will probably be called on again and again. Call Epsilon Partners to discuss how you may leverage SaaS and Cloud solutions to upgrade your current processing systems while addressing risks associated with events such as the COVID-19 outbreak.