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  • Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption MTPOD key to DR/BC success

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    Disaster Recovery Business Contuintiy Topics

    The application of the Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD concept means rethinking how a business impact analysis  is approached. While many DRP / BCP professionals start a business impact analysis - by gathering data from individual departments, MTPOD forces DRP / BCP professionals to first look at products and services. Disaster Recovery and Business continuity professionals should understand downtime tolerance, taking into account:

    • Customer expectations
    • Regulatory requirements
    • Reputational issues
    • Financial and operational impairment
    • Strategic consequences.

    With an understanding of MTPOD and cycle time, the business continuity professional can identify what is commonly accepted as the core output of the business impact analysis

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    - Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption MTPOD key to DR/BC success


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    Ten Commandments of Disaster and Business Continuity Management

    Administrators need tools and platforms that can help them plan, design, and implement disaster recovery strategies that can meet those needs.

  • Analyze single points of failure
  • Keep Updated notification trees
  • Be aware of current events
  • Plan for worst-case scenarios
  • Clearly document recovery processes
  • Centralize information
  • Create test plans and scripts
  • Retest regularly
  • Perform comprehensive recovery and business continuity test
  • Define metrics and create score cards
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    Top 10 Backup Best Practices

    Backup  Best Practices core of DR and BC Planning

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    10 Backup Best Practices - Rules of the Road for CIOs and DR/BC Managers Top 10 Backup Best Practices - Many CIOs want to improve their ability to recover from system failures and data loss, especially to protect themselves from -… Continue reading

    Question that need to be answered are:

    • Is our data safe in transit and at rest?
    • What prevents hackers from gaining access to our data?
    • Is our data properly handled, stored, and deleted?
    • Who can access our data?
    • What are the benchmark measurements?
    • Is our data backup strategy compliant?
    • Will our recovery be successful?

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    Managing backup and recovery in today's environment is a multi-dimensional challenge with both near and long term business requirements. Recent technological developments in disk backup have had a positive impact on short term data retention requirements (see also BYOD policy).
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    Disaster Recovery Misconceptions

    Disaster Recovery Planning TemplateDRP BCP Tool Kit address all of the issues that cause organizations to fail

    Disaster Recovery -  What are the major misconceptions when a disaster occurs with IT systems? Look at what happened to British Airways.

    Can your systems can not support your company's day-to-day operations?

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    The major misconception is that a backup recovery plan is all that you need.  At Janco Associates that is not enough.  We have found that most companies are really not prepared.  Files can be restored but it does no good if they do have facilities for their staffs.

    1. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Top 10 Disaster Recovery and business continuity are all about being ready for everything.  The question that every IT manager and CIO has to answer every day...
    2. Google data center security & disaster recovery  This is a great video on physical security as well as the the software security. This is a great primer which all CIOs and Data...
    3. Meeting ISO 27031 Requirements Meeting ISO 27031 Requirements ISO 27031 The ISO Standard defines the Information and Communication Technology (ITC) Requirements for Business Continuity (IRBC) program that supports the...
    4. Will your disaster recovery provider be in business when you need them? Disaster Recovery plans that depend on outsourcers face significant additional risk What if your were in Florida and the Hurricane season was in full swing...
    5. IBM Business Continuity Plan Services  Business Continuity Services Video Business continuity video is good overview of what IBM thinks about this...

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    Safety Program and DB/BC Plans need updating as result of Covid-19

    DRP BCP and Safety Program Templates  updated to deal with COVID-19

    Covid-19 Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Saftey Progra,All Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Planning efforts need to encompass how employees will communicate, where they will go and how they will keep doing their jobs. In addtion, new compliance protocals need to be defined and implemented.

    Covid-19 affects not just safety protocols but every aspect of your business from IT to wage and hour situations. There are also many other questions to be considered, such as what are an employer's compliance obligations, and how leave, benefit and sick policies apply and if they should be temporarily changed and how.

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    - Safety Program and DB/BC Plans need updating as result of Covid-19