To mitigate the risks of future disruptions and disasters, companies need to assess the weaknesses of their current operating model and build a cloud-ready operation.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses went into survival mode, taking rapid actions to keep their operations running. The pandemic shed new light on the importance of cloud computing and business continuity planning (BCP) and organisations that harnessed cloud solutions were more prepared to stay operational.
Even though the pandemic might be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, companies should always be concerned about business continuity. Organisations must deal with natural calamities like fires, floods, storms, etc., or human disruptions like cyber-attacks and market volatility. For over a decade, forward-thinking companies have experimented with the cloud to establish operations that are resilient, scalable, and cost-effective, even in disaster scenarios. Cloud solutions provide invaluable tools to keep organisations functioning even in dire situations.