Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Fires. Floods. Terrorist attacks. Cyberattacks. Simple Power Outages. You know any of these could happen to your business at any time. And you’ve probably got a Disaster Recovery plan in place to protect your enterprise’s data, employees and business.
But how thorough is your Disaster Recovery plan? When was it last updated and tested? Have you considered new technologies and services that can make it easier to recover from disaster? Listed below are 8 things to consider when creating or modifying your Disaster Recovery plan.
Inventory hardware and software Define your tolerance for downtime and data loss Lay out who is responsible for what – and identify backup personnel Create a communication plan Let employees know where to go in case of emergency – and have a backup worksite Make sure your service-level agreements (SLAs) include disasters/emergencies Include how to handle sensitive information Test your plan regularly
Business Continuity are the only two words that really matter to the business owner. How fast can I be back operating if something happens? A Disaster Recovery plan will tell you this. It will identify the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
If any of these items have caused you to second guess your current Disaster Recovery Plan, do not hesitate in contacting Auxiom today for a review with our Discovery Consulting team.