Disaster Recovery Planning
Ensuring the business can continue in the event of a disaster is a business wide
concern, with the responsibility falling on senior operations management. It is
not just a technical matter for the IT function. Our approach is split into three
phases, which are as follows:
Phase 1 – determine the high-level policies. These are the policies that will apply
right across the business, and upon which the other phases will be based.
Phase 2 – develop a plan for head office.
Phase 3 – develop a plan for the other offices.
The deliverables include:
- DR/BCP policy document. This is maintained in line with the business strategy.
- DR/BCP plans and templates. These are maintained in line with systems and procedures,
and exist to fulfil the policy document.
- Testing procedures, documentation and results, which support bi-annual testing.