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Thursday, 22 November 2007 00:35

Well, It Worked Last Year!

Written by  Chris Rohrs, CBCP

As business continuity professionals we know that periodic reviews of our plans are critical. Plans can become as stale as last week’s croissants very quickly. The environments we work in are very volatile. New technologies appear almost on a daily basis. There is more pressure to roll out new lines of business and applications, new threats emerge and resources continue to shrink. The roles of the players who might be involved in recovery change almost constantly. All of these changes may impact our plans, and our ability to recover, in some fashion. Plans may have to be reviewed, and possibly updated, out of their normal cycles. This article offers a list of some changes that may occur in the business or infrastructure/technical environments that should be kept in mind as plans are reviewed, as well as some suggestions on tracking changes. These changes might trigger plan reviews and possible plan updates. This article