In today’s fast-moving and patient-centric markets, laboratory-based businesses need to plan how to keep critical processes running in the event of a disaster. Both natural and man-made disasters can result in halted operations, financial loss, or in worst-case scenarios, failure of the business. This paper will highlight an example of how companies can reduce the fallout of a disaster by having a BCP with appropriate hardware and software, and the recommended steps to secure future business continuity.
Waters™ Laboratory Acquisition and Control/Environment (LAC/ETM) devices can play a significant role in a company’s business continuity planning strategy. They allow connected instrumentation to be controlled locally by Empower™ Chromatography Data System (CDS), helping to diminish the risks associated with a short-term unplanned outage and allowing the current acquisition to complete.