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Building a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan


Disaster recovery has been top-of-mind for many IT managers as events that cause unplanned business downtime continue to surprise us; 2005 was no exception. Natural disasters, human conflicts and constant exposures to security breaches and attacks have driven organizations of all types and sizes to recognize the need to implement or improve their comprehensive business continuity plan (BCP) that includes a robust IT disaster recovery plan. What exactly does a disaster recovery plan entail? Backup polices? Recovery scripts? Security breach escalation procedures? An effective disaster recovery plan addresses not only the protection and recovery of technology, but as part of a broader BCP, also includes the people, processes, and procedures necessary to bring about the true end game: the ability for end users to manage corporate