THE PURPOSE OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING IS TO PRODUCE A DETAILED PLAN THAT WILL ENABLE YOUR TEAM TO REASSEMBLE ALL CRITICAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS IN A TIME OF CRISIS

Our staff of highly trained technical engineers and crisis managers offer expertise in business continuity planning, risk analysis, business protection and recovery methods.

When disaster strikes, we manage the reinstatement of your systems, software and data, taking responsibility for getting you up and running in the fastest possible time. This enables you and your staff to concentrate on managing your business.
"Trust is key when you are looking for a disaster recovery partner and we certainly have that in our provider Skanco.  Together we test our DR solution annually at their Restart facility and leave with the peace of mind that should a disaster situation happen, Equiom are in the best possible hands." Stephen Roberts, Global IT, Integration and Change Director, Equiom Group

Our purpose-built Restart facility in Braddan offers a space to reinstate part or all of your business and is resilient to all of the most common hazards that might otherwise bring it to a halt. It features:

  • 140 fully serviced work positions across multiple rooms
  • Secure, gated car parking with seventy bays
  • Emergency generator, fire protection, CCTV, environmental controls and a full door access system
  • Diversified telecoms links, including multiple cable routes and backup wireless connections
  • Reception, board-room and recreational facilities
  • Voice recording services
  • Recovery from backup tape or real-time data replication available

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BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING

The purpose of business continuity planning is to produce a detailed plan that will enable your team to reassemble all critical business functions in a time of crisis. The plan should be straightforward, unambiguous and concise. It should be continually refined and tested so that your team has complete confidence in it. It is very important to regularly test your continuity plans, many changes take place daily in modern business and their importance can easily be overlooked. Risk Analysis is a consultative process to determine what impact certain events would have on your business. This is achieved by exploring threats that may stop all or part of your business from functioning. The simplest function performed somewhere in your organisation can stop your entire business if it is taken for granted. Being aware of the risks is part of the solution, the aim being to minimise the risks you are exposed to.

BUSINESS PROTECTION

Our Skanco centres are furnished with everything you need to stay in business. We have fully equipped work areas ready and waiting. This, combined with dedicated Comms rooms, rest rooms, canteen facilities, and wash rooms, the centres can sustain a mini office environment for a considerable period of time. Add this to the 24 hour call line which will accommodate an invocation within a four hour period, and you can be rebuilding your server within hours of your disaster occurring, day or night. The availability to regularly test this facility, and your recovery plan, will also bring comfort and peace of mind to both the IT departments and Managers directly responsible for the Business. If a problem does arise during the test process, it can be rectified there and then without disruption to your critical systems. The Isle of Man centre offers a purpose built 10,000 sq. ft facility capable of accommodating 150 people.

RECOVERY METHODS

We offer the traditional syndicated servers to allow your systems to be recovered from tape at Restart or on your premises. For times when you need a faster recovery period we offer hosted rack space allowing for your critical systems to be replicated over a standard VPN connection or dedicated circuit. When used in conjunction with the Restart seat recovery plans an efficient and speedy recovery is possible.  

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Technical Services

Even the most impressive IT systems are redundant without the technical expertise required to maintain them. It is crucial to have qualified engineers on call who can respond quickly and efficiently. “Skanco have been managing the IT requirements at ICM for the past 8 years now utilising our technical support contract for both planned weekly…Read More

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Cyber Security & Business Resilience

Our expert team of security professionals along with your dedicated account manager can guide your business through what security offerings Skanco can provide bespoke to your needs. Services we provide include-   Email Phishing Awareness 91% of hacks originate via emails proposing to be a legitimate contact.  Hackers target your employees to give them access…Read More

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Outsourcing

Our highly qualified staff can integrate seamlessly with your business, giving you the benefit of having a whole team of specialists and experts at your disposal. “We need a company that goes one step further to provide added value and Skanco is that company.” Bill Mummery, Executive Director, SBOBET Many small or medium sized businesses…Read More

Maintenance

Maintenance

When something stops working it can halt the smooth operation of your business if you do not have a solution in place. With a flexible contract tailored to suit your needs, Skanco can deal with any problems that arise so that you don’t have to. “We have confidence that Skanco can respond promptly when we…Read More

Hosting

Hosting

Hosting has become an important part of managing and maintaining data and business-critical applications. We deliver a range of reliable, scalable and secure solutions to meet your company needs from quarter rack hosting up to full secure hosting areas containing multiple racks. “Running an effective web business is hard enough without worrying about the technology….Read More

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Media Storage

Every business relies on the accuracy and security of its data. Skanco’s tape collection and offsite media storage is designed to offer you an affordable way to keep your data safe. “Deciding to use Skanco’s Media Storage service was an easy business decision to make.  It takes the responsibility away from DQ and gives us…Read More

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Disposal

IT hardware is constantly being updated and you don’t want your old equipment becoming a liability. “Data security is an essential factor in our business and it is imperative we maintain our high standards when it comes to disposing of aging equipment.  Skanco being accredited for ISO 27001 in Information Security gives us that comfort…Read More

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Procurement

To allow your business to function at its most productive, you need to be sure that you are making the most of the technology that is available. Skanco invests in understanding its clients’ needs and works closely with suppliers to guarantee that our solutions meet them. “Skanco consistently provide us with a top quality service….Read More

IT Relocation

IT Relocation

Moving offices costs time and effort, but we can make life easier. We use our experience to manage the relocation of your IT equipment efficiently, cutting your stress levels and staff downtime. “Our business has grown from 50 users to over 350 in the last 6 years and with that comes a lot of moving…Read More

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