It is inevitable that some sort of disaster, whether it be a natural disaster such as fire or flood or man-made ones such as infrastructural or power failure, security attacks or human error will occur at some point in a company’s life. It is therefore essential to be prepared to overcome these events as quickly and easily as possible.
In conjunction with the business continuity plan, businesses should develop IT disaster recovery plans in the event IT systems stop functioning. The recovery strategies should aim at restoring data, applications and hardware in time to meet the needs of the recovery of business functions. What we often hear when asking our clients about their DR plans is that they have backup tapes of data stored offsite, and not much more than that.