Rapid Disaster Recovery

Keeping your business trading even when disaster strikes

First Stop IT provides an end-to-end IT rapid recovery service ensuring that if your business suffers from a disaster you will still be able to trade. Your rapid disaster recovery plan will be implemented quickly and efficiently, and you will be supported throughout.

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We assess the risks

Our systems analysts will work with you to identify the IT systems that are most important to your business, and the risks posed to those systems.


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We design a plan

A risk mitigation, continuity and rapid recovery plan will be created and agreed between First Stop IT and your business ensuring that if disaster strikes you know exactly how your business will keep trading while the recovery is underway.


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We execute your recovery

If the worst happens, we will be there to guide you through the continuity and rapid recovery processes.


We assess the risks

First Stop IT analysts will work with you, carrying out business impact analysis and risk assessment to identify the business functions that are most critical to you, the IT systems that you need to support those functions, and the risks posed to those systems. We work with you to determine the likelihood and the business impact of various scenarios in order to work out the most likely threats to your business systems.

A full assessment will be made and our findings will be presented in a report including any improvements recommended to mitigate risk and provide resilience in your organisation. This report will provide the starting point for business continuity planning activities.

We design a plan

Working from the risk assessment and business impact analysis, we will work with you to design processes and systems to mitigate the risks that have been identified.

We will work with you to ensure that the data, access and communications systems that you rely on are resilient to failure. This may include hosting entire backup systems in the cloud, ensuring you have duplicate services and spare hardware on site, and creating new data back-up processes.

We create continuity plans and rapid disaster recovery plans to make sure that you can continue to trade during or after a major disaster, this may include designing manual processes to be implemented during your recovery period. We create a rapid disaster recovery plan to make sure that you return to normal operation as quickly as possible.

We execute your recovery

If the worst were to occur First Stop IT will be there, remotely or on-site to support you while you adjust to trading using your continuity systems.

We will be implementing your rapid disaster recovery plan as it has been designed and updating your stakeholders at key points during the recovery process.

This may include sourcing new hardware, rebuilding systems, recovering data from backup, or even refitting your entire office following a major disaster. Whatever is included in your customised business continuity plan, you can be assured that First Stop IT will be there to put your plan into action.

Get in touch today

There’s a reason why so many businesses use First Stop IT, and if you’d like to find out more, please feel free to live chat with us, fill in the form for a call back or give us a call on 01279 400350.


“We have been a client of First Stop IT since 2006 and we have never even looked at another supplier, the service we receive is first class, fast, efficient, friendly and very professional.

Our business is 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year, and it is vital we have reliable IT support network to call upon, with First Stop we certainly have that.”

Lee Baldwin, Owner, Blue Marine Travel
Thaxted, Essex
“Our requirements for highly specified technical machines were more than met by the professional team at First Stop IT. The transition to a new network was a daunting prospect but it was managed with little fuss and great expertise – thank you very much”

David Callf, Drawing Design Management Ltd
Buntingford, Hertfordshire
“We have used First Stop IT on various projects, from engineering support cover, to networking support services. We have always found their service to be prompt and of an excellent nature. The staff have been professional, helpful and informative.”
Advertise the Web, Chelmsford, Essex
“I have worked on a number of clients’ projects with Tai and First Stop IT. I have always found Tai to be a talented IT system designer who listens to the business needs of his clients to ensure that the final solution fully meets their requirements.

He has in depth knowledge of server & desktop hardware, Microsoft software, and range of security, backup, and cloud services. Tai is able to easily communicate and explain these services and features to others who do not have technical background.

With the backing of an excellent team of engineers at First Stop IT, I found their service to be fast and professional with great on-going support.”

Martin Cook, Digital Marketing Manager, Turnaround Advertising
Chelmsford, Essex
“Thanks to First Stop IT we have a computer network that spans two locations and access to a friendly and responsive helpdesk team. We recently upgraded both of our servers and some work stations; the process was painless and has resulted in a faster more efficient working environment.”
Anthony Pratt, Austins Solicitors
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire