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Disaster Recovery Planning Step 14 – Disaster Recovery Systems

Disasters are, by nature, unplanned events. Therefore, when they strike, Subject Matter Experts may not be available. That’s why detailed documentation is necessary. This post explores what your Disaster Plan must contain about your present backup systems.
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Disaster Recovery Planning Step 13 – Licenses & Permits

When your company was created and/or evolved from previous entity types, you were issued important documents registering your business. These documents, although not accessed very much, must always be in reach in case you’re are legally required to produce them. Keeping these documents off premises and/or digital copies can save you a lot of grief. Read how to take this issue off your plate.

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 12 - Insurance, Finance & Legal Info

There is more to surviving a disaster than making sure your data is safe and accessible. Money is needed to run a business, so make sure you have access to cash during and after a disaster. Setting up banking lines as well as timely filing of insurance claims can help your business survive financially until the emergency dissipates. Read on to find out what your Disaster Plan should contain.

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 11 – Notification Matrix

A good Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) gives your people everything they need to operate during and after a disaster. Even day-to-day problems can be covered in a DRP, such as plumbing issues, electrical malfunctions, security problems, etc. Be as comprehensive as possible by taking “thinking” as much as possible out of the equation.

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 9 – Vendor List

Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) is all about details. No one has the time for thinking through high-level data during the Recovery Phase. Having a complete vendor list will aide in a quicker and smoother recovery. Read on.

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 8 – Employee Contact Information

Great plans often begin with the basics. You’d be surprised at how many plans lack basic information. Employee contact information should be at the appropriate manager’s fingertips. Departments should not have to wait for Human Resources to give them contact information before managers can notify their employees. Make this a part of your plan. Read and find out how.

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 7 – Emergency & Vendor Information

Emergencies have a nasty habit of happening unexpectedly. In real-life emergencies, people often don’t think clearly which delays action. Even a small delay can have life or death consequences. Emergency contact information can help staff get the right help for the situation quickly. Read to see how.

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 6 – Backup Facilities

Business Continuity and not mere survival needs to be the focus of your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). But, if your office is damaged or destroyed, where will your employees go to work? How will you maintain IT operations? How will you access your data? These are the questions that your DRP must answer now, so you can prepare for the unthinkable. Those businesses that prepare, survive. Those that don’t, fail. Read this post so you can survive and thrive should disaster strike.

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 5 – The Communication Plan

When disaster strikes, confusion reigns and time becomes your chief enemy. A well thought out communication plan will keep employees and clients informed, enable the company to speak with one voice and avoid confusion. It is a vital component of your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP).

Disaster Recovery Planning Step 4 – Evacuation Plan

Disasters come in many flavors and sometimes the unthinkable happens—you need to immediately evacuate the premises. Don’t trust this part of your Disaster Plan to chance. Document and test. Make sure every employee knows what to do. Read on and find out how.