Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Solutions for Retail Companies
Published: 13 May 2022
Our previous article "Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Solutions for Retail Companies – Strategy Selection" introduced why it is critical for retail companies, which involves massive amount of transaction and customer data and requires steady operations, to develop a BC/DR program while facing internal and external threats that may lead to operational disruptions and data loss. When it comes to the choice of DR location, cloud deployment is often the optimal solution for retail companies considering their business needs and IT characteristics.
This article will continue to introduce the methodologies adopted while providing BC/DR services and share how we carry out the programs step-by-step, in order to help our clients not only establish a BC/DR solution but continuously optimize the capabilities to maintain an advanced and industry-leading position.
BC/DR Challenges in the Industry
Deloitte has been devoting to help clients to develop advanced BC/DR capabilities despite of the various industrial and technical challenges encountered. In the past decades, we have provided BC/DR services for a number of Fortune 500 companies, including but not limited to: recovery need assessment, recovery goal setting, design, implementation and testing of DR plans. Through these experiences, we've developed our own 3-phase BC/DR methodology to help clients carry out customized transformation based on their current status.
BC/DR Implementation Steps
As the leading service provider in the industry, over the past few decades, Deloitte has leveraged its business expertise and technical advantages to deliver optimal BC/DR solutions, and helped clients to establish the program step-by-step: from initial assessment towards deployment and continuous optimization. Through this series of articles, we would like to share the valuable experiences gained from past projects.