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Practice Area
1.1 Cost Reduction & Rationalization
1.2 Architecture, Data & Platform Design
1.3 Rapid Defect Elimination
1.4 Virtual CTO, Architect, or Other Specialists to Augment Team
2.1 Technology Market Assessment, Vision and Roadmap Development
2.2 Business Intelligence and Optimization
2.3 Execution Strategy - In-house, Out-sourcing & Off-shoring
2.4 (M&A) - Pre-deal Due Diligence & Integration Plan
2.5 Globalization
2.6 Governance, Compliance & QA/Risk Management Plan
3.1 Assessment, Requirements & Roadmap Development
3.2 Technology & Vendor Due Diligence
3.3 Business Intelligence and Optimization
3.4 Staff Development and Team Building
3.5 End-to-end Execution - Project Management & Delivery Expertise
4.1 Business Vision Definition
4.2 Technology & Vendor Due Diligence
4.3 Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Process and
4.4 Proprietary Development or 3rd Party Software Integration
4.5 Systems Configuration, Version Control, Build & Release Management
4.6 Monitoring, Alerting & Diagnostics
4.7 Compliance/Regulatory/Audit (SOX, SSAE 16, PCI, HIPAA)
5.1 Decommissioning/Cost Savings Realization
5.2 Quality Assurance Process and Methodology
5.3 Compliance/Regulatory/Audit (SOX, SSAE 16, PCI, HIPAA)
5.4 Software Tools, Infrastructure and Security
5.5 Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Redundancy/Failover
6.1 End-to-end Execution - Project Management & Delivery Expertise
6.2 Change Management
6.3 Execution Strategy - In-house, Out-sourcing & Off-shoring
6.4 Technology & Vendor Due Diligence
6.5 Staff Development and Team Building
6.6 Roll-out & Training/Knowledge Transfer
7.1 Product Solutions
Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Redundancy/Failover

As your business grows so does the cost of downtime risk to the business. As you expand more offices in more locations the likelihood of a disaster event increases. Disasters can be as simple as a power outage or as far reaching as a power spike hitting your data center to fires, chemical spills and earthquakes. You need to know your tolerance for data loss and recovery time as measured by system Recovery Point Objective (RTO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

Scorpion helps assess your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity position by answering questions such as:

   • What are the core functions needed in order to carry on your       business?

   • Does your staff know what to do in the event of a business disruption?

   • Does your staff have the ability to connect and work from home for an       extended period of time?

   • Is your ALL your data really backed up?

   • Has anyone ever successfully restored the systems from your data       backup?

   • Are your backups taken offsite frequently enough?

   • If weekly, can your business afford to loose a week of data?

   • If an event occurs that disables your data center, do you have any       standby pre-configured hardware to restore it to?

   • If not then how long would the business be down while you source and       set up new hardware?

   • When was the last time your company participated in a full scale       realistic unannounced Disaster Recovery exercise to know if its plans       work?

Scorpion will find the true answers to these questions and present you with options appropriate for your size and type of business. Options presented will vary from having outsourcing recovery to a cold failover (4hrs+) data center or perhaps you are large enough now for a hot failover (<5 seconds) data center. We help you evaluate the cost of these options against the cost to the business of not having them before it’s too late.