The Importance of Disaster Recovery Planning
With a growing dependence on information systems, IT disaster recovery planning is even more essential. While technical support staff are diligently supporting the organization, their disaster recovery plans are sometimes lacking.
In recent years, the diversity of incident types that can lead to disasters has changed enormously. Therefore, the need to plan, prepare, and practice has assumed added significance. Traditionally, organizations have categorized disasters as internal or external. In addition, a new set of disastrous events has emerged, such as terrorist attacks, pandemic health issues, and organized cyber-crime hacking events which can affect the infrastructure. While these aren’t entirely new, the expanding challenges that accompany preparedness and recovery from such events add complexities.
Disaster recovery planning traditionally focuses on information technology and the data centers that support information resources. The plan explains the systematic approach for quickly restoring critical information resources after an incident, business interruption, or a disastrous event. A well written plan addresses: People, Processes, and Technology.
Our Disaster Recovery services include:
- Evaluating existing plans and offering recommendations for improvement
- Assessing and recommending recovery strategies
- Creating documentation (playbook and flowchart) and the steps that would be taken
- Augmenting the existing disaster recovery plan to address discrete infrastructure elements
- Conducting staff training on how to use the plan and supporting documentation
- Developing a scenario based incident and conducting a related tabletop exercise for partial functional testing of the plan
- Creating disaster recovery plans that have been proven successful
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