As I begin to write one of my final columns, I think back to when I first became involved with the BCP industry. I remember presenting the concept of “Disaster Recovery Planning” at the first seminar my company sponsored on Dec. 4, 1973. The initial discussions of the seminar covered the following:What is a disaster recovery plan? Why should you have one? How do you develop one? What are the pitfalls in planning & implementation?Then the step by step discussions of the seminar revolved around a company’s policy for the following three items:Data retention, rotation & retrieval Short term recovery plan Long term recovery planFinally, the discussions moved to items such as:Responsibility plan (individuals responsibilities during a recovery operation) Application priorities System requirements Back-up sites Storage areas Insurance considerationsNearly 40 years later, I realize how simplistic our thinking was then. But then, compared to today, the data processing mission and technology were simplistic 40 years ago as well.As many project
Monday, 11 July 2011 18:07
The Proof is in the Paper, on TVWritten by ED DEVLIN, CBCP
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