Disaster Recovery Plans 101
By Johnny Nugent
Do you have a disaster recovery plan in place? If not, you probably should. In fact, all businesses should have one.
What is a disaster recovery plan?
This is a process set in place beforehand to save critical data from being destroyed in the event of a natural disaster or IT disaster. The goal is to protect your organization against lost revenue, employee downtime, and complete business failure in the event of a calamity.
So what kind of disasters are we talking about here? First, we mentioned natural disasters. This could be a hurricane, tornado, or even terrorism. Major events such as these can cause power outages, hardware failures, and/or software failures which often times result in data loss. The other type of disaster worth mentioning is an IT disaster. These include cyber, malware, or spyware attacks to name a few..
Now that we are aware of some of the threats out there, how do we create a disaster recovery plan?
Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan
Below you will find the most important steps in creating a strong disaster recovery plan.
- Conduct an IT asset inventory.
- Identify risks for each IT asset.
- Sort each asset by criticality and define recovery objectives for each category (example: low impact, moderate impact, high impact).
- Create a disaster recovery team and assign roles.
- Implement cloud backup.
This is just a taste of what creating a disaster recovery plan entails. Visibility ERP offers the best in class data security. Learn more about our ERP solution. Have questions for us? Get in touch with us!