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Effective, Efficient Disaster Recovery Planning

Written by  James Myers

Recent events in the Kansas City metropolitan area and throughout the country have increased disaster recovery awareness. Disasters such as tornados (natural), terrorism (human), and system viruses (technical) can have devastating effects on the ability for businesses to maintain revenue generation. To help mitigate business risk and ensure technology functions operate during and after a declared business disaster, every business should have an effective and efficient disaster recovery plan (DRP). The DRP focuses on the technology platforms, applications, and systems of a business. By definition, disaster recovery is “the ongoing process of planning, developing, testing, and implementing key business technologies to ensure the resumption of vital business functions in the event of a declared disaster.” A DRP is a “living” document designed to guide the technology team through a declared disaster.