Avaya Inc. today announced consulting services that it says will help companies assess risks and speed the recovery...
May 28, 2003
Avaya Inc. today announced consulting services that it says will help companies assess risks and speed the recovery of networks and communication applications in the event of a natural disaster or other business disruption.
Avaya Business Continuity Practice provides planning tools to make converged voice and data networks more secure and reliable, for smoother restoration of operations when unexpected challenges arise.
A recent survey by industry analyst firm Gartner indicates that 94 per cent of businesses and organizations either have or plan to have a disaster recovery program in place. Gartner concludes, however, that according to the data gathered, current disaster preparation processes are not in place uniformly to the extent they should be.
“Business disruptions are costly. Effective planning can help mitigate this potential expense,” said Lou D’Ambrosio, group vice president, Avaya Global Services. “Business continuity planning has become more complex in today’s context of increased security concerns and multi-vendor, multi-protocol networks."
Avaya Business Continuity consultants have served as on-site specialists for business and government organizations during declared disasters, including Hurricane Hugo, the September 11 attacks and the Montreal ice storm of 1998.
An Avaya Business Continuity readiness assessment evaluates current systems and processes, providing the information needed to suggest ways that a business can prepare for unforeseeable circumstances, such as storms, earthquakes and sudden power outages.
Based on assessment findings, business continuity plans are developed to carry out effective emergency procedures and network restoration programs.