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During a Recession, Reliable BC/DR Plans are a Must

Written by  NORMAN HARRIS, CBCP, CRP April 21, 2009

When the economy takes a turn in the wrong direction in order to meet profit projections, most organizations ask their employees to do more with less. Some employees say, “Why don’t we just increase revenue?” The answer is the hard approach and is very uncertain. A more positive way and what is normally preferred by senior management is to hold down expenses. The cost savings flows straight to the bottom line when employees are laid off and projects/programs are cut. One such project/program that almost always gets cut is the disaster recovery/business continuity planning program. “This should never be the case. When employees leave an organization, they take with them intellectual capital that may be needed should a disaster strike the organization,” said Tommye White, CBCP,CRP, a senior consultant with RPG in Arlington, Texas, after she retired from the State of Texas, Office of the Comptroller, where she was in charge

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