Business Continuity

Business continuity refers to activities performed daily to maintain service, consistency and recovery for applications defined as critical business functions. BIT offers high availability service options for both data storage and application availability through recovery, multiple data centers and mirroring.

Clients Served

  • Executive and Judicial Branches
  • Constitutional and Elected Offices

What We Provide

  • Highly available storage.
  • Storage replication services between data centers.
  • Backup and recovery services.
  • Contingency planning for loss of a data center facility.
  • Server mainentance.

Client Responsibility

  • Data storage.
  • Assist BIT in understanding the business data.

Major Investment Costs

  • Storage management and replication hardware.
  • Staff training.

Cost-Saving Tips

  • Remove data that is no longer necessary or outdated.
  • Only store work-related data.


  • Basic Business Continuity Services are covered in the BIT Information Management Fee which is billed monthly to agencies per user ID and the mainframe CICS transaction fees.
  • Any special high availability requirements may be subject to additional costs incurred by the agency.

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