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Creating Company Data Disaster Recovery Plan


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A diaster can prove to be crippling for your company if you are not prepared. Follow these steps to properly install a data disaster recovery plan in case of any point of failure.

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Creating Company Data Disaster Recovery Plan

  1. 1. Creating a Company Data Disaster Recovery Plan
  2. 2. Disaster Recovery Plans are Critical • Disaster recovery plans are like insurance: you don’t think about needing it until it’s too late • A disaster can prove to be crippling to your company if you are not prepared • Disasters include: natural disaster, cyber attack, hardware failure, mass deletion, etc.
  3. 3. Recovery Plan Objective • Primary objective of a recovery plan is: – Being able to continue with your technology infrastructure that is critical to organizational operations after a natural or human-induced disaster occurs • Does your company have a disaster recovery plan? If not, follow the proceeding tips
  4. 4. Disaster Recovery Planning 1. Have top management approval and commitment. Without them, the plan won’t go far 1. Establish a planning committee in charge of creating the actual plan details 1. Perform a risk assessment that analyzes a range of potential disasters including natural, technical and human threats
  5. 5. Disaster Recovery Planning 4. Establish priorities. Decide which organizational departments and types of functions or data will have the most importance 5. Establish recovery services. Determine how hardware, software, communications, files, services, operations, etc. will be backed up and recovered after a disaster – Backupify provides both a social media and Google Apps backup plan
  6. 6. Disaster Recovery Planning 6. Identify data that will need to be protected and recovered – Includes telephone numbers, inventory statistics, call lists, insurance policies, vendor lists, etc. 7. Create the written plan outlining what data needs to be accounted for and how it will be recovered
  7. 7. Disaster Recovery Planning 8. Test the plan to ensure it will succeed in any situation – It is best to prepare and test BEFORE a disaster occurs, to ensure it rolls out properly – In the case of a real disaster, you can rest assured that your plan is thorough and effective 9. Approve and agree upon the plan
  8. 8. There’s More… • Disaster recovery planning requires more than just backing up data and having off-site storage – Involves all employees, pieces of data, functions of the company and testing of the plan