What would it cost if your business systems were down for a week?

The Government estimates that the Kaikoura earthquakes will reduce New Zealand’s gross domestic product by $450M-$500M

You can probably manage a situation where your business is without power for an hour, but how would your employees continue to do their work without businesses systems for a whole week? And what would be the financial impact to you, your customers and providers?

This is an exercise that many people avoid doing, but it is a reality many have had to face in Christchurch, Wellington and Kaikoura due to serious natural disasters affecting infrastructure. Employees were unable to access their working environments and business systems.

Having a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is critical – as it allows an organisation to be back up and running, at full capacity, when something unexpected occurs. If you are not familiar with the concept of Business Continuity Plan ready our previous article about it.

How can the Azure platform help my business?

Everyday more business owners are becoming aware of the necessity to have a Business Continuity Plan. However, you might be wondering where to start with. To make the situation even more complex, a lot of people still don’t understand the difference between the concepts of Backup and Disaster Recovery.

We’ve put together an infographic to help you understand the differences between Backup and Disaster Recovery and how the Microsoft Azure platform can help your businesses to be safer.

Download the Azure infographic and learn how our cloud can help you secure your systems and data

Getting started with Azure

For information on tips for small and medium businesses in New Zealand, call our Microsoft Sales Centre on 0508 526 917 and we’ll put you in touch with a Microsoft representative who can help you build a Business Continuity plan for your business. Or ask one of our team a question.