10 questions on disaster recovery planning every manager must ask

When we’re busy with business-as-usual, it’s tempting to bury our heads in the sand. That’s how business continuity and disaster recovery planning get hidden at the bottom of the to-do list. But behaving like an ostrich is risky business. The increase in extreme weather, power outages and cybercrime are just some of the trends causing enormous problems for organisations across the UK.

You can’t ignore it disaster recovery planning. To make the task easier, here are 10 essential – yet simple – questions about disaster recovery planning that every business and IT manager must ask.

Don’t be a disaster recovery ostrich

Ask yourself – or your team – the following questions:

  1. What risks do you face if your core applications are unavailable for a day, a week, or longer?
  2. What are your recovery time objectives (RTOs) by facility and application?
  3. Are both your facilities and applications protected?
  4. How is the security of your enterprise data going to be protected during the crisis and subsequent recovery processes?
  5. Who are the key stakeholders and decision makers who need to be involved in the recovery process?
  6. Does the recovery plan meet all compliance objectives?
  7. What will happen to key data in the event of a disaster?
  8. Against which types of disasters do you need to protect your business?
  9. What was the scope of your last recovery test process?
  10. When was the last time you completed a full recovery test?

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