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Only 25% of DR and BC plans include social networking according to Janco

In a review of 215 DR and BC plans Janco found only 25% of them included social networking.

Park City, UT - Only 25% of DR and BC plans include social networking according to Janco - Janco Associates conducted a review of 215 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans and found that only 53 (25%) of them included social networks as a tool during the recovery process. As a result Janco has announced the release of version 6.1 of its industry standard Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template with tools to aid in the inclusion of social networks in the recovery process. The CEO of Janco Associates said, "Janco believes that DRPs and BCPs need to include blogs, video, Facebook, and Twitter to rapidly spread information during the recovery process from earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, and civil unrest both here and abroad. " The current release offers a complete incident and media communication plan with a definition of best practices for news conferences and media relations.

Disaster RecoveryJanulaitis said that many of the industry's best practices that are clearly defined within the template. “We continue to review efforts of companies around the globe as they recover from various types of disasters and add components to our template that can be used by enterprises of all sizes. ” He added, "Over 3,000 companies in over 65 countries have selected Janco's Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template as their product of choice. ”

The template is delivered electronically and comes as an easily modifiable Microsoft WORD file. The template is over 220 pages long and includes everything needed to customize the Disaster Recovery Plan to fit an organization's specific requirements.

The template contains proven written text and examples. Included are: business impact analysis - including a sample impact matrix; organization responsibilities pre and post disaster; DRP checklists; backup strategy for data centers, departmental file servers, wireless network servers, data at outsourced sites, desktops (in office and "at home"), laptops and PDA's; recovery strategy including approach, escalation plan process and decision points; disaster recovery procedures in a check list format; incident/media communication plan; plan for administration processes; a technical appendix including definition of necessary phone numbers and contact points; job description for disaster recovery manager (3 pages long) - entire disaster recovery team job descriptions are available; and, work plan to modify and implement the template with a list of deliverables for each task.

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