Make Your Digital Transformation Secure

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Digital Transformation means use of technological improvements for achieving better business outcomes. Every transformation project calls for an understanding of the risks from a business impact point of view, and it must also have clear strategies if things go wrong.

Fremont, CA: Digital Transformation covers an almost endless range of ways to blend technology with business. Digital Transformation means the use of technological improvements to achieve better business outcomes. There are number of examples of digital transformation like a business moving its legacy system to cloud or deploying cyber-security software.

Every transformation project calls for an understanding of the risks from a business impact point of view, and it must also have clear strategies if things go wrong. Mistakes are part and parcel of life and the same for businesses. This is why it is important to take the necessary steps to avoid a digital disaster.

Prepare a Risk-Based Approach

It is advisable to have flexible plans for any digital transformation project or architecture. In some areas, it goes off-track during the implementation of the project, hence the flexibility of the plans helps to adopt those changes and move in a new direction smoothly. It is also essential to understand various risks and their impacts separately and have alternatives for each risk. It is useless to have contingency plans that are entirely at odds with the risk of a project transformation.

Know About Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery(DR)?

Single point failures are also a big concern for a business. Say a cyberattack hits the company, or there is a fire in the office. In those situations, BC and DR come to the rescue.

Business continuity looks after things, as to how to recover a business from a disaster and continue the operations– such as where employees will work from, and how they will access systems. Whereas, disaster recovery is quite a technical aspect of how to recover systems from a failure – for example, how a business could use a backup data center. The disaster recovery plan, is, therefore, a part of the business continuity plan and it is important to keep these plans updated and relevant to the risks expected.

BC and DR Providers

It is mandatory by law for the APRA regulated businesses to implement a whole-of-business approach to Business Continuity. Hence it is important to choose the best service providers who are equipped with the latest communications, power, and security technologies.

The business that is hit by outage without a recovery plan sustains the unexpected losses after a disaster. Hence it is advisable to have a better BC and DR plan to protect data, people, and business.

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