PCI Group’s disaster recovery and business continuity print and mail services, ACTIV dR, is a unique approach to protect you from planned and unplanned disruptions. It differs from traditional disaster recovery strategies, which rely on a “cold-site” model. This structure has several drawbacks, including high costs and complexity to deploy when it’s needed most. This tactic also focuses only on catastrophic event management, as opposed to any type of scheduled or unscheduled downtime. A printing and mailing disaster recovery plan should be a part of your business continuity strategy.
PCI ACTIV dR works much differently and reduces the risk of being unable to continue producing print and mail on schedule. Our business continuity solution is always on and active as a “hot-site.” In this scenario, launching is fast and cost-effective. Our process workflow includes our facilities performing a small portion of your work regularly, rotating through your applications throughout the year. As a result, we can actively begin processing your jobs, from file transfer to mailing. This system also allows us to do periodic testing to ensure we’re up-to-date with any changes you’ve made in your transactional business communications.
The chart below illustrates the difference between PCI’s ACTIV dR solution and the traditional Disaster Recovery approach.