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Disaster Recovery Planning

How long would your business survive without the revenue stream you're reliant upon? As experienced providers of DR planning services, SRM works with clients to prioritise the survival of the business and the resumption of normal working practices as soon as possible.

Who is the service for?

Planning for the worst is advisable for any business whose intention is to minimise downtime and data loss in the event of a catastrophic disaster.

Natural disasters or manmade threats like terrorist activity have the potential to destroy a building and with it wipe out the associated software, hardware, communications and/or people. Such disasters can affect anyone, frequently without warning.

The key is planning. While it is possible to imagine some scenarios which would bring a business to a standstill, without expert advice at the scoping stage, it is not always possible to anticipate the full extent of the implications.

What is Disaster Recovery Planning?

Business Continuity Management (BCM) planning identifies potential threats to the organisation and the impacts to business operations that those threats may cause. It provides a framework for building the organisational resilience that provides the ability to enact an effective response to any incident. As part of this process, a Disaster Recovery plan would include considered options for relocating displaced staff into other available buildings (or a recovery site where available) thereby safeguarding the interests of key stakeholders, reputation and brand.

Disaster Recovery planning also focuses on crisis management relating to information technology. It is the formulation of a master plan that will be needed by technical and non-technical staff to cope with a major failing of a company’s critical systems.  The overall intention of a DR plan is to recover affected activities in a timely manner while also minimising further disruption to the business.

Why choose SRM?

SRM has provided Disaster Recovery planning services for an extensive range of organisations over many years. Our team uses a collaborative approach, working with our clients’ existing strengths, creating and developing resilient plans for the future.

In consultation with SRM’s experienced professionals, our DR planning service determines a recovery priority list of both staff, departments and functions as well as a strategy for the recovery of buildings, third party sites or services. This includes ‘call trees’ to assist with communications with staff to inform them of the situation and any actions they need to take. The plan is tested on an annual basis and is reviewed at least once a year or after any significant business changes, to ensure a robust Disaster Recovery process is maintained in partnership with SRM.

We are not simply DR experts, however. Within SRM we can provide the full portfolio of BCM and information security services to defend organisations of all types and size and protect them from the disastrous consequences of disaster or attack.

Associated services

Business Continuity Planning

SRM’s consultants use their experience to develop a planned programme of actions to protect a business’s critical functions and enable it to continue or re-start with minimal disruption

Retained Forensic & Incident Response (IR)

Ensuring you have access to Forensic Incident Response expertise is a proactive approach your organisation can take to information security.


At SRM we have developed VirtualCISO™ and VirtualISM™, which are totally bespoke services, providing as much or as little as required depending on the individual company.

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