Guidance Consulting Releases New Disaster Recovery Planning Package Targeting Green Initiatives

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Georgia-based IT technology firm Guidance Consulting is offering a new line of services meant to help companies interested in taking a more eco-friendly approach to business and technology. Among the more prominent features is a Disaster Recovery Planning package that covers both existing frameworks as well as changes that may occur within a business over the next one, five, or even ten years.

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Because so much of our ecological future has to do with the same things, it's only natural that disaster recovery and green technology go hand-in-hand.

Guidance Consulting, a leading technology support firm, has always offered a range of IT disaster prevention and recovery plans. Geared toward both large and small businesses, the primary goal has been to create a contingency plan for recovering data and getting systems back up and running in the face of a loss of power, hardware, data archives, or any other vital IT component.

The new Disaster Planning Recovery package is meant to enhance these services by looking beyond a company's existing framework to include changes that align with a more eco-friendly approach to doing business.

“Disaster recovery planning, by its very nature, is about looking ahead to the future to anticipate trends and potential hazards,” says Guidance Consulting senior consultant Ronald Gottilla. “Because so much of our ecological future has to do with the same things, it's only natural that disaster recovery and green technology go hand-in-hand.”

One of the biggest steps Guidance Consulting and other data storage/recovery organizations are taking is in digital storage technology. Industry leaders like JPMorgan Chase Bank and Kodak have already partnered up to provide a comprehensive digital archive service that keeps critical information both secure and easily accessible.

“When companies begin relying more heavily on digital storage, it provides both an option for greater savings and for increased security,” says Gottilla. “Here at Guidance Consulting, we've taken the idea one step further. In addition to document archiving, we can create entire disaster recovery plans that reduce paper storage, tape storage, and too heavy of a reliance on bulky, inefficient hardware.”

In addition to simply assessing a company's current data risks, Guidance Consulting can also anticipate the types of data recovery services the company will need in the future. This prevents a continual need for updating and patching the system, which can decrease a company's productivity overall.

“Every time a company upgrades a system or make changes to the way they store data, there is a time and resource investment involved,” warns Gottilla. “There's the down time as the system is upgraded, a training component to make sure all employees are able to comply with the new regulations, and occasional monitoring to ensure that things are running like they're meant to.”

By offering more comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan in the first place – one that looks to the future – Gottilla and his team can reduce a company's time investment, financial investment, and dependence on wasteful resources.

About Guidance Consulting:
Guidance Consulting is a leader in offering a wide range of services related to Information security, technology staffing, and general information technology consulting.

For over 15 years, Guidance Consulting has been delivering profitable technology results to everything from small, private firms to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to meeting vulnerability management, regulatory compliance, IT Governance and staffing needs, Guidance Consulting implements a wide range of IT solutions that help companies to cut costs, increase productivity, and avoid damages associated with vulnerability issues to get the most out of the current technologies available for businesses of all sizes.

Guidance Consulting is located in Duluth, GA. For more information about Guidance Consulting and their products and services, visit their website at, visit their blog at


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