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DRP BCP Best Practices

Proper DR BC planning is required for a successful recovery

DRP Best PracticesDisaster recovery and business continuity best practices

  1. Focus on operations
  2. Train everyone on how to execute the DRP and BCP
  3. Have a clear definition for declaring when a disaster or business interruption occurs that will set the DRP and BCP process into motion
  4. Integrate DRP and BCP with change management
  5. Focus on addressing issues BEFORE they impact the enterprise
  6. Validate that all technology is properly installed and configured right from the start.
  7. Monitor the processes and people to know what critical

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DRP Best Practices

DRP Best PracticesDRP Best Practices get disaster recovery and business continuity plsnning under control

  1. Have management communicate that disaster recovery importance
  2. Integrated DRP process into the organization culture
  3. Allocate costs associated as part of the base overhead so that costs are distributed across the entire organization
  4. Make disaster recovery and business continuity "mission critical"
  5. Establish KPI metrics for DRP
  6. Test the plan freequently
  7. Monitor how other enterprises are faring after and event occurs
  8. Quarterly review you media communication protocol
  9. Pool your assets and personnel to provide resilience capabilities for interconnected systems or collaborative technologies
  10. Test the back-ups (at least quarterly)

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Disaster Recovery Plan Template Updated to meet 2019 Mandated Requirements

DR/BC Template Includes Key Job Descriptions

IT Job DescriptionsThe Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is that tool which can be used as a Disaster Planning Template for any size of enterprise. The Disaster Planning Template and supporting material have been updated to be GDPR, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliant. The template comes as both a Word document, a static fully indexed PDF document, and as an electronic book in .epub format.

The Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Job Description Bundle contains the following detail job descriptions in both in WORD and PDF formats. Included are: Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; Manager Disaster Recovery; Disaster Recovery Coordinator; Disaster Recovery - Special Projects; Chief Compliance Officer; Chief Digital Officer; Chief Information Officer; Chief Mobility Officer; Chief Security Officer; VP Strategy and Architecture; Digital Brand Manager; Director Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; Director e-Commerce; Director Media Communications; Manager Database; Manager Media Library Support; Manager Record Administration; Manager Site Management; Manager Social Networking; Capacity Planning Supervisor; and Pandemic Coordinator.

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Top 10 DR/BC Failures in the last 12 months

Top 10 Disaster Recovery Business Contuintiy Failures Last Year

Janco has just identified the top 10 reasons why DR/BC plans failed last year.  They were:

  1. Failure to identify every potential event that jeopardizes the infrastructure and data that your enterprise depends
  2. Failure to cross-train personnel in disaster recovery and business continuity
  3. Failure to create a communication processes which will work when your communication infrastructure is lost
  4. Failure to have adequate backup power
  5. Failure to know which resources need to be restored first
  6. Failure to have  adequate physical documentation of your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan 
  7. Failure to validate the adequacy of your back ups
  8. Failure  to test your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan
  9. Failure to have passwords available to the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity team
  10. Failure to keep your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan up to date

Disaster Types

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- Top 10 DR/BC Failures in the last 12 months


What is the true cost of recovery from a hurricane

Calculating the cost and impact of a business interruption due to a hurricane

Disaster Recovery costCalculating the impact and cost to an enterprise of recovery after a hurricane is difficult at best. Many factors need to be considered:

  1. How will your clients, customers, and users react to the disruption?
  2. Will the disruption have an impact on other activities?
  3. How will the hurricane disruption impact the overall reputation of the enterprise?
  4. During the outage and how much revenue will your company lose?
  5. If the hurricane impacted items that need to be repaired or replaced, will the repair parts, maintenance staff, and replacement equipment be available?
  6. If you activate other services, overtime, or incur other expenses what will the cost of that be?

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