Business continuity using cloud services

Helping clients with their business continuity initiatives by leveraging the scalability and flexibility of cloud technologies

Technology is a key driver of businesses today. However, the ever-increasing dependency on technology also means that information technology (IT) services disruptions can affect the major functions of an organisation. These disruptions often have direct and cascading effects on revenue and markets. Organisations can better prepare themselves to tackle the impact of unforeseen events by shifting to cloud services and making their systems more agile.

Key challenges

Business continuity using cloud services - Key challenges

With employees working remotely, their productivity is most affected during business disruptions. Accessing critical data and digitising paper-based workflows pose major risks, without a secure cloud infrastructure.

Business continuity using cloud services - Key challenges

Capacity augmentation to offload spikes in systems and application utilisation and/or ramping down usage-based services to save costs is a complicated process.

Business continuity using cloud services - Key challenges

Ensuring disaster recovery (DR) readiness which often entails inventory discovery of current systems, forced DR drills and risk assessments needs agility.

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Key benefits of leveraging Cloud for business continuity planning (BCP) initiatives

  • Employee Productivity: Maintain the pre-disruption employee productivity levels
  • Reduced Costs: Move from the capital expenditure “CAPEX” model to a “pay-as-you-go” model.
  • Deployment: A streamlined process for proof of concept to production and procurement reduces implementation time.
  • Automation: Easy automation of processes and repetitive tasks, helps minimise human errors.
  • Security: Cloud vendors share security responsibilities with clients. This helps businesses augment their security efforts.
  • Work-from-Home: Cloud often turns out a better infrastructure choice, considering that most organisations are moving towards a work-from-home/remote working culture
Business continuity using cloud services

"Many companies will have to prepare themselves for a cultural shift in the way they interact with clients, vendors and users. The shift will need careful planning and sufficient foresight to tackle."

Ashootosh Chand, Partner, Emerging Technology

Business continuity using cloud services

"Disruptive events often leave a deep impact in the way we work. Adoption of technology to improve productivity and bring down operational costs is going to see a meteoric rise in the coming years."

Shivendra Singh, Executive Director, Emerging Technology

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Shivendra  Singh

Shivendra Singh

Executive Director, Emerging Technology, PwC India

Dipankar Chakrabarti

Dipankar Chakrabarti

Executive Director, Emerging Technology, PwC India

Ashootosh Chand

Ashootosh Chand

Partner, Emerging Technology, PwC India

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