But what is Disaster Recovery (DR) I hear you say? If you understand backup then you’re halfway there but the difference between backup and DR is like the difference between running out of petrol and having your car written off. Both stop you from getting to your destination, but the latter is a lot more difficult and expensive to recover from.

Your data is the life-blood of your business – as valuable as cash. You employ professionals to help you manage your company’s finances – why would you treat your data any differently?

What if it’s too expensive?

Losing business data is one thing but what if your employees couldn’t work for a day? Or worse, a whole week!? Once you start weighing up the costs, of not being open for business and include the possible damage to your reputation, you should then start to see the importance of implementing a solid DR plan.

What will DR do for me?

Having a DR plan in place means you’re reducing the risk of downtime and mitigating loss of revenue which keeps you and your business, but more importantly your clients, happy.

But I already have a backup system in house…

A backup system is a great start but if it is manual, untested and located in the same location as your IT systems is it reliable enough to bet your business on? Any single point of failure whether that be hardware, software, personnel, connectivity or a power source is leaving you wide open to downtime. If disaster strikes, do you have a plan B?

When an emergency strikes your business, you need to be 100% confident that you can be back up and running as usual as quickly as possible. For more information on Disaster Recovery planning please speak to one of our experts.

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We are delighted to be working with CIS, the project is already looking well organised and innovative. CIS delivers a prompt professional service with trusted knowledge we can rely on at all times.

John Story, Head of IT

St Paul’s Cathedral

CIS have been our go-to IT supplier for nearly 20 years, and throughout that time they have been flexible, consultative, and above all putting our business at the forefront of their advice. I would be very pleased to recommend them for any company that needs to have a real partnership with their IT company.

Graham Hughes, Managing Director

Rovema UK Ltd


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CIS Overview



  • CIS Private Cloud
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Remote Desktop Services


  • Anti-Virus & Ransomware
  • Extensive Encryption
  • Firewall & Next-Gen UTM
  • Penetration Testing
  • Digital Rights Management
  • Phishing
  • Mobile Device Management


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  • Office 365
  • Mobile & VoIP Telephony
  • Internet Connectivity


  • Consultancy
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  • User Training & Enablement
  • Fully Managed Support


Since its inception in 1989 CIS’ philosophy has always been the same. We believe that in order for our team mates to provide the best possible service to our clients and to remain motivated and inspired themselves, we have to create a positive and stimulating working environment. One that encourages ambition, a continued exchange of ideas and dialogue, hard work, performance and loyalty. We have always rewarded our staff for going the extra mile and for embracing our company ethos but we also aim to make their working experience enjoyable and fun, working on the basis that humour can go a long way and fairness and respect are paramount.



Even though we say this ourselves, our portfolio is first class. We offer a range and quality of Cloud Services that can cater for all our customers’ business goals and aspirations. It’s our job to find the perfect solution for your requirements and you’ll benefit from the research and development carried out by our team to find the ideal system solutions for you.



Partners are vital to the ongoing success of our company so we nurture our award-winning network of like-minded organisations, building up mutual trust and respect in our working practices that can only benefit our customers.



It has always been of key importance to CIS to achieve high levels of productivity and to ensure that we remain s highly effective, lean and fast-moving organisation. It allows us to keep ahead of the game and to spot and act upon new products and trends whenever possible. By keeping on our toes, we can pass on benefits to our clients and partners without the need for time consuming learning curves.