"Two out of five enterprises that experience a disaster go out of business within five years.
Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery plans ensure continuing viability"
Gartner, Disaster Recovery Plans & Systems, 2001
Irrespective of the size of the business disasters of all shapes and sizes occur in organisations. How many times have you heard Business Associates sharing a horror story “ Last nights lighting and thunder took our servers down” or “We had a spike “ or “The floor above us had a water leak” or “for no reason our equipment failed “the list go on and on. The important issue to recognise is that today’s organisations have become so dependant on their IT infrastructure it is essential that the Business has a process in place, in the event you are unlucky to experience a disaster. You take insurance to protect your health, building, car, life, boat, Pets and house – so why not have a plan in place to protect the place that generate an income for you and supports your and many families that reap the rewards of being involved in your business.
It is important to understand what a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is then in this paragraph we will discuss briefly the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) as DRP is part of the BCP. The discussion of a BCP is not part of the intention. Which is a more complex topic which we will discuss in time. DRP is very much an IT related scope, where the focus is what IT infrastructure is supporting the business and what procedures do we have in place to overcome issues in relation to the IT. Business Continuity is the overall process including the DRP, Business Recovery, Business Interruption management; they are how to reduce and manage the impact to the overall business. The BCP could be as simple as having no succession plan to disastrous events such as the 9/11, a flu epidemic, a City wide terror alert or less complicated as the access to the building being bared for a few days or weeks. The process of identification of the recovery is similar but it is a less technology driven more business driven process.
There are 6 Levels in the DRP process, The availability- 2 steps, High availability, Recovery, Redundancy, Hot Site.
The DRP Plan is a must for any organisation, but importantly for organisations that provide Accounting, Insurance, Financial Planning Services. Then the Medical Industry the DRP forms part of your compliance.
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