Disaster Recovery Back Ups
A Disaster Recovery plan is a comprehensive statement of consistent actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster. The plan should be documented and tested to ensure the continuity of operations and availability of critical resources in the event of a disaster.
The primary objective of Disaster Recovery planning is to protect the organization in the event that all or part of its operations and/or computer services are rendered unusable. Preparedness is the key. The planning process should minimize the disruption of operations and ensure some level of organizational stability and an orderly recovery after a disaster.
Objectives of Disaster Recovery planning include:
• Providing a sense of security
• Minimizing risk of delays
• Guaranteeing the reliability of standby systems
• Providing a standard for testing the plan
• Minimizing decision-making during a disaster
Because the nature of each business is unique in its operations, each plan has to be custom tailored from one business to the next. Coming up with a template is the easy part. Each client needs to provide 85% of the information involved (officers, contacts, locations, etc.)
Disaster Recovery Team
The team should be contacted and assembled by the Emergency Response Team.
The team's responsibilities include:
• Establish facilities for an emergency level of service within 2.0 business hours
• Restore key services within 4.0 business hours of the incident
• Recover to business as usual within 8.0 to 24.0 hours after the incident
• Coordinate activities with Disaster Recovery team, first responders, etc.
• Report to the emergency response team
As part of your team Higher Information Group will provide your back-up solution and help you get your business back on its feet.