Your organization is doing its best to prevent a variety of threats and build plans for how to recover quickly in the event of an incident. Making sure your incident management is streamlined and accurate can be hard enough without the added difficulty brought on by large amounts of data.
In recent years, the amount of data available has grown exponentially due to the evolution of the internet and growing advances in technology. This phenomenon has resulted in an increased sharing of information and has presented great opportunities for businesses as they look to develop new ways to store, access, process and analyze it to gain a competitive edge.
While the increased access to data has been revolutionizing business operations across all industries, it’s also brings many challenges. When it comes to business continuity planning, not only does your organization need to have access to this critical, HR, IT and corporate information but it also needs to integrate it with planning, identify dependencies and maintain all records.
Top Business Continuity Data Challenges
Finding the time and resources to allocate towards data management is easily a top challenge. For many organizations, business continuity planning has limited funds and personnel is often deprioritized. Your team is already spread thin dealing with building plans, creating emergency notifications and conducting test scenarios that managing the added step of integrating and maintaining data can seem overwhelming.
Pair an already overworked employee with the unavoidable potential for human error—whether intentional or unintentional— and you’ll find your organization facing several other challenges. Calculations, record entries or defined dependencies, are key to accurate and efficient planning.
Duplicative & Dated Records
With the amount of data available for most organizations, there is bound to be duplicative data which can result in messy reporting, repetitive tasks and confusion during incident management. Increased amounts of data also increase the likelihood of hosting irrelevant information such as out-of-date employee phone numbers and vendor lists.
Your data is only as powerful as the tools and systems that you use to generate helpful business outcomes. Finding applications that meet your unique organization needs and that integrate with your data file types and rulesets isn’t always easy.
Keeping your critical data secure is now more important than ever. Increasing cyber-attacks and data breaches are targeting major organizations and causing major reputational and operational issues.
Your Secret Weapon
Assurance Software holds the secret weapon for overcoming all of these top challenges. We understand business continuity managers have the responsibility to ensure organization safety amidst dealing with data related issues but dealing with data doesn’t have to be hard.
Assurance Connect is a powerful cloud middleware integration, built in partnership with Dell Boomi, to help support and automate updates of your HR, IT and corporate data critical for maintaining resiliency by:
- Offering a 100% SungardAS managed process for easy and accurate data integration and ongoing management
- Streamlining data additions or removals of dictionary records
- Supporting two-way integration between Assurance Software and hundreds of other sources, analytic tools and CSVs
- Ensuring a secure triple data encryption
All in all, this secret weapon gives you time to focus on what matters most—planning and growing your business continuity program.
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Written by Assurance Software
Assurance Software takes your company’s enterprise-wide business continuity and resiliency program to the next level. AssuranceCM and AssuranceNM work together to allow your business to manage recovery seamlessly – protecting every aspect of your business.