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63% of all disaster plans do not work when a business interruption occurs according to Janco

Recovery Planning TemplateJanco Associates has just completed a review of 195 organizations that had business interruptions in the past 12 months and found that only 72 (37%) of them had disaster plans in place that worked without a hitch. Of the remaining 123 (67%) there were a number of problems; error in plan (62%); plan not up to date (47%); unable to find necessary passwords (34%); insufficient backup power (22%); communications not working (22%); insufficient training (17%); priorities not established (14%); plan not documented (13%); and disaster not declared in a timely manner (12%).

The CEO of Janco, Mr. Victor Janulaitis said, “This survey shows that a lot of work still needs to be done by organizations to ensure that disaster recovery and business continuity plans will meet the needs of enterprises as we move into these more turbulent times. ” He added, “… most organizations have gone through the effort and expense to create plans, now it is important that they expend the resources to train staff, test the plans, and keep them up to date. ”

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The Janco Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Template includes a work plan that address all of these issues and more. Janulaitis said that many of the best features for users are the best practices that are clearly defined within the product.   “We continue to review the recovery 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. "

The template is delivered electronically and comes as an easily modifiable Microsoft WORD file.   The template is over 200 pages long and includes everything needed to customize the Disaster Recovery Plan to fit your organization's specific requirements.

The document includes proven written text and examples. Included are: Business Impact Analysis - including a sample impact matrix ;  Organization Responsibilities pre and post disaster - DRP checklist; 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 Administration Process; 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 - included is a list of deliverables for each task.

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