By Glen Bricker, Avalution Consulting
Originally posted on Avalution Consulting’s Blog
Many organizations think having a disaster recovery plan is all the protection they need from disasters. However, there is so much more to disaster recovery than just a plan! That’s why most industry professionals see disaster recovery as an ongoing program or process that contains a number of distinct elements. Key process activities include:
- Business engagement and establishment of business requirements (through business impact analyses and risk assessments), resulting in the definition of recovery time objectives, recovery point objectives, and downtime procedures (manual workarounds)
- Identification, evaluation, and selection of appropriate recovery approaches to achieve business requirements, including defined ongoing budget commitments and staff allocations
- Development of plans for technical recovery and coordination of the recovery effort
- Execution of ongoing exercising and training
In addition to process elements, the following governance activities are also typically performed:...