Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 10 best practices

Disaster Recovery Planning and Business Contiuity Planning DRP Sample DRP Template Disaster Recovery Plan TemplateMost CIOs and management executives all say they have disaster recovery and business continuity under control - Do they really?

Best Practices - Top 10 - Janco has found that successful organization typically follow or have implemented these 10 best practices.

  1. Have management communicate that disaster recovery is not as a tactical IT project but as a strategic IT asset.
  2. Create a disaster recovery and business continuity process that is integrated into the organization
  3. Allocate costs associated with the disaster recovery business continuity plan as part of the base overhead so that costs are distributed across the entire organization
  4. Treat disaster recovery and business continuity as "mission critical" for cost and staff allocations
  5. Establish metrics for the process and timing of recovery events
  6. Test the plans at least once every six months or whenever there is major enhancement to the enterprise's computing or operational infrastructure
  7. Monitor how other enterprises and your competitors are faring after and event occurs
  8. Quarterly review you media communication protocol for who says what when to whom when an event occurs
  9. Pool your assets and personnel to provide resilience capabilities for interconnected systems or collaborative technologies such as payments or check processing.
  10. Test the back-ups (at least quarterly) so that what is taken is what is needed for recovery and that it meets your recovery performance metrics.

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CIO Key to Successful IT Function

The driving force of most IT functions is the management leadership provided by the CIO. In almost all cases, these individuals have implemented the best practices that we have identified. The first thing a good CIO does when he or she move into an organization is see that they practices are implemented.

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