Janco Associates - IT Governance - IT Infrastrucure - job descriptions - salary surveyJanco’s releases an updated DR/BC Planning Template - now includes IoT devices and a new DC/BC audit program

Almost 1 in 2 (45%) of companies that had to activate their DR/BC plans were able to do it with limited difficulty. Version 8.4 of its Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template provides specific guideline on how to be to be better prepared for a seismic disruption event.

Disaster Recovery Planning and Business Contiuity Planning TemplatePark City, UT - Janco Associates (https://www.e-janco.com) has just released version 8.3 of its most popular product, the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Template.  It includes business management guidelines for ransomware preparedness, a revised DR/BC Audit Program, and 18 updated electronic forms that can be used to jump start, maintain, and execute the plan.  It meets all mandated compliance requirements, including US federal and state, EU, and ISO requirements.

Janco maintains a data base of enterprises that had to activate their DR/BC plans, Janco found that less than one half of those enterprises were able to do so with limited difficulty.  M. V. Janulaitis the CEO of Janco Associates, Inc. said, “Over the past three years of collecting data on the execution of a DR/BC plan, Janco has found the number of enterprise that have been able to execute their plans with limited difficulty has remained at approximately 45%.  Almost Two thirds of the plans had material errors in them and over one half of all the plans were not up to date. “ In addition, “We have concluded that the primary reason for this low success rate was that the plans are too difficult to maintain when they were in purely written format.  For this reason, we have 18 electronic forms to alleviate this problem.  Our forms can be completed via tablets and smart phones and stored on a remote cloud location.” The CEO added, “With the included DR/BC Audit program, it now is easier to highlight those areas of existing plans which need work in order to guarantee success in the recovery process.” 

Why DR and BC plans fail

The CEO added, “3,100 enterprises in over 150 countries have selected the Janco Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template as their product of choice.”

The updates to the plan include the DR/BC Audit Program to meet the latest mandated requirements that has been updated to reflect EU and US state requirements for California and Texas; IoT audit requirements;  and Social media and e-commerce factors. The core DR/BC template now includes a recovery life cycle after a "Major Event"; best practices for backup; IoT back up; and all of the electronic forms has been updated.

The Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity template is delivered electronically and comes as an easily modifiable Microsoft WORD document.  The template is over 250 pages long and includes everything needed to customize the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Plan to fit an 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, PDA's and BYOD; 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 contact points; Job Description for Disaster Recovery Manager (3 pages long) - entire disaster recovery team job descriptions are also available in the premium version of the offering; and,  a Work Plan to modify and implement the template.

More information on the template can be found on the Janco’s web site at https://www.e-janco.com/drp.htm.

Janco is an international consulting firm that follows issues that concerns CIOs and CFOs and publishes a series of IT and business infrastructure HandiGuides® and Templates including a Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Template, Security Template, IT Job Descriptions, and its semi-annual IT Salary Survey.

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Janco is an international consulting firm that follows issues that concerns CIOs and CFOs and publishes a series of IT and business infrastructure HandiGuides® and Templates including a Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Template, Security Template, IT Job Descriptions, and its semi-annual IT Salary Survey.

The Disaster Recovery - Business Continuity Template purchase options are

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    • News Conferences
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