Virtual apps and desktops as well as SaaS and web apps are ideal for business continuity as they allow users to access their applications using any device in the event a disaster renders company data centers and offices useless.
In the event of a disaster, employees should have the ability to access their apps and files from any location using any device. Unified endpoint management allow organizations to securely deliver apps and data to employees regardless of the endpoint, network, or the user’s location.
In a disaster, the availability of critical files is essential to continued operations. Cloud-based file sync and share tools give stakeholders the power to access company data from anywhere on earth. Furthermore, policy-based control options and sophisticated security protocols ensure data remains in an untarnished state throughout the disaster. In the event of a serious breach, encryption tools and remote wipe options keep sensitive information safe from malicious actors.
Keeping teams connected throughout crises is critical to resiliency and recovery goals. Optimized contingency plans leverage collaboration tools to shift workloads to teams outside of the disaster zone. Importantly, collaboration tools utilize cloud technology to provide near instant access to critical functions to authorized stakeholders, as dictated by the contingency plan.
In normal situations, cloud networks give organizations the ability to expand their resources as needs spike. In the event that a disaster strikes the primary data center, disaster solutions can spread virtualized resources across secondary locations, limiting downtime or eliminating service outages completely. These solutions provide reliability and performance throughout the disaster, giving stakeholders the time necessary to maintain business operations.
How to support risk mitigation with business continuity solutions?
In a competitive business environment, disruption can cost organizations significantly. To ensure teams can stay productive and IT stakeholders can meet recovery time objectives, leaders need to make strategic investments in resilient technologies. Supporting these tools, strategic policies and standardized continuity activities empower stakeholders to maintain control in even the worst disaster scenarios.
At its core, a business continuity plan is a strong framework to support an organization when the unexpected occurs. By predicting potential crises and identifying mission critical functions, organizations increase their opportunities for overcoming monumental challenges with ease. A systematic approach ensures everyone understands their roles and has the greatest chance of success.
The three pillars of resilience, recovery and contingency reinforce organizations, giving them the ability to support internal teams as well as external stakeholders. With Citrix Cloud and the aid of cloud technologies and dynamic infrastructures, the most dangerous crises become manageable.
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