By blog Dec 23 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to the importance of business continuity planning (BCP). In this article, we will explain the significance of BCP for small and medium-sized businesses and why cloud solutions are recommended for BCP implementation.
What is BCP? Why is it essential for small and medium-sized companies?
BCP (Business Continuity Plan) refers to plans and measures that are formulated in advance so that business activities can be quickly resumed in the event of a disaster, cyber attack, or other contingency.
With proper BCP measures, business operations can be continued without delay even in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as the following:
・Natural disasters such as massive earthquakes and floods
・Cyber attacks such as ransomware
・Fires in offices and other business locations
Without BCP in place, it will be difficult to quickly restore and resume operations in the event of the above problems or disasters due to issues such as the loss of important documents and data necessary, damage to internal servers and computer systems that will take time to repair, or unusable or unsecure office space. This can result in a loss of trust from business partners, customers, and consumers, a risk that a small or medium-sized company or startup cannot accept.
While many people have the perception that BCP is something only for large companies, in fact, it is important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with concerns regarding their management capabilities to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
In fact, both the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the recent pandemic conditions have caused a series of bankruptcies among SMEs in Japan, highlighting the importance of emergency preparedness.
Cloud computing: The best BCP choice for SMEs
One common obstacle for SME implementation of BCP measures are budget and time constraints. This is why we recommend a BCP cloud solution.
Implementing a cloud solution as part of your BCP offers the following advantages:
・Data can be quickly recovered from the secure cloud server if computers or systems are damaged.
・Remote work can be easily implemented if the physical office space is damaged or compromised.
In addition, cloud-based BCP measures are inexpensive and affordable, can be implemented immediately, and do not require specialized knowledge or complicated settings, all of which makes them relatively easy to implement with limited time and investment capital.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been offering BCP promotion subsidies for some time. However, the subsidy rate has been increased for the sixth round of applications in January 2021 in order to subsidize the cost of required BCP equipment, including countermeasures against infectious diseases such as COVID-19. These subsidies also include cloud servers and backup systems for data management due to loss of business premises or inability to come to work.
Easy and affordable crisis management with Tsukaeru Cloud Backup+
Tsukaeru Cloud Backup+, a cloud solution from Tsukaeru.net, is a new service recommended for implementing BCP measures for small and medium-sized businesses. The introduction of this service makes it possible to simply and centrally manage security measures and data backup, key elements of effective and efficient BCP. As a cloud service, there is no need for huge initial or capital investments.
Tsukeru Cloud Backup+ features
・Securely backs up applications, systems, and data on any device
・Fast and reliable restore function
・Advanced ransomware and malware protection based on the latest AI
・Intuitive operation with easy-to-understand management screen
・Simple and centralized management of all devices
・Save time and money by remotely managing end-user devices
・Visualize hard disk status in advance and predict problems before they occur
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