Having caught a number of organisations off-guard, particularly in the North of England and Scotland, the UK’s leading technical experts on standby power, uninterruptible power supplies, and combined heat and power systems provide a free of charge whitepaper detailing how all types of organisations can prepare for the unexpected.
Research conducted by Regus found that 30 per cent of companies with fewer than 50 employees had no disaster recovery plan in place. Storm Desmond brought about a new record for the amount of rain that fell in Cumbria in a 24-hour period. It saw nearly 50 severe flood warnings issued, around 40 schools closed and some 2,500 homes were left without power. The Cumbria Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust provided only essential services and Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle was being powered by a back-up generator.
As the UK’s weather becomes less predictable, the lowest National Grid power reserves in recent years pose considerable threat to many organisations whose services critically rely on uninterruptible power supplies. The shortfall in power brought about by the closure of many of the UK’s older coal power stations is not being filled quick enough, as greener replacements come into operation often behind schedule. The National Grid’s own emergency measures, which include paying larger organisations to reduce power usage in the afternoon, do not provide much assurance to organisations where data, security and even lives depend on uninterruptible power supplies.
shentongroup’s whitepaper entitled “Disaster Recovery Planning — how to create a resilient strategy’ covers a number of crucial topics including; what are the risks to business continuity?, how can you plan for disaster recovery?, aims and objectives of disaster recovery planning, creating a disaster recovery plan, and structuring an emergency response team. The whitepaper guides readers through the entire process, from the initial risk assessment, through to creating their own plan and it presents a set of templates that can be effortlessly adapted to suit most types of organisation. The free whitepaper can be downloaded here: http://www.shentongroup.co.uk/lp/power-disaster-recovery-planning/
shentongroup Marketing Manager, Phil Chilton expands; “We’ve spoken to more organisations than ever before this year and Desmond clearly put a good number of unprepared organisations out of action. We hope that this thorough, yet easy to follow whitepaper will help organisations to prepare better as National Grid power reserves plummet and the country advances into what could be a very severe winter”.
shentongroup has been providing advice on the supply and maintenance of all aspects of combined heat and power systems (CHP) and critical power continuity including prime power, standby emergency generators and uninterruptible power supply systems for over 30 years. Along with the aforementioned disaster recovery whitepaper, shentongroup also provides a number of other free whitepapers and case studies geared towards helping organisations to better understand cogeneration and their continuous power supply options. For more information, visit www.shentongroup.co.uk.
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