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Services

DRSA provides comprehensive risk services to its customers, Our Data recovery service assist in the recovery of lost data whilst our consulting and BCP planning services ensures the neccesary measures are put in place to avoid the loss of data.

We pride ourselves on being able to provide specialist consulting for small, medium and large businesses.

Consulting Services

DRSA’s approach is to meet the client’s business requirements to assess, develop, maintain, refine and update the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery levels and improve flexibility to meet changing business demands.

Experience has shown that the business community initially tackles the development of effective disaster recovery and Business Continuity plans with great enthusiasm. Unless the process is well managed and supported by executive management, the initial enthusiasm can quickly diminish and become a series of grudge tasks. The development and maintenance of such a plan is an intense and often a laborious process, therefore it is important to maintain enthusiasm through effective communication and management.

IT and Business Risk

Disaster Recovery South Africa is well placed and experienced in the prime contractor role, which meets The Client requirements for a single contract, point of contact and accountability. This will also provide for consistency of approach and where appropriate standardisation.

Disaster Recovery South Africa will act as the client’s single partner, taking responsibility for the total Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery service and other consulting services provided.

DRSA can assist with consulting on:

Backup Strategies

Risk and Vulnerability

BCP and DRP

Management Consulting

Business Continuity Planning

The concept of Business Continuity Planning has over the past few years become a major business management issue. Disaster Recovery South Africa, who specialise in the development of these plans, are able to do so in a cost effective manner, as it does not have the extensive overheads of the larger multi-faceted consulting firms and can provide a more personalised and flexible solution.

Our Key phases to planning and implementation:

Phase 1
Determining Roles & Responsibilities
Performing a Vulnerability Audit
Performing a Risk Analysis
Strategic Planning
Preparation of a the Client’s Approach Document

Phase 2:
Business Continuity Impact Analysis / Disaster Recovery Plans:
Workshops and Interviews (Per Business Unit)
Prioritisation (Per Business Unit)
BCP planning (Per Business Unit)
BCP Testing (Per Business Unit)
DR Plan (Per Business Unit)

Phase 3:
Continued Review, Testing and Update of DRP / BCP Plans.
Periodic audits and reviews
Communication of plans to new leadership, departments and staff
Ongoing database updates and reporting.
Detailed testing of the plans

Business Benefits:
Employee Safety – The client will provide better safety and security for their staff.

King II Report on Corporate Governance – The client will be in a position to conform to the Corporate Governance requirements now part of legislation.

Business Preservation – Having a plan in place given a disaster or event which impacts the normal running of the business, will ensure that the business can survive if only in limp along mode for the recovery period. Shareholders investments will be better secured and customers will have more confidence in the stability of their investment.

Service Level Agreements – The client will be better positioned to meet the service level agreements in place with their customers.

Reliance on Technological platforms – Where current reliance on technology is paramount to continued operation of the business unit, alternative processes can be followed until the restoration of the relative technology platform.

Audit Requirements – An effective Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan is becoming an essential requirement from both Internal and external auditing bodies.

Marketing – The existence of an effective, presentable business continuity plan can serve as a very good marketing tool for the client.