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?

How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

Below you will find the most important steps in creating a strong disaster recovery plan.

  1. Conduct an IT asset inventory.  

  2. Identify risks for each IT asset.

  3. Sort each asset by criticality and define recovery objectives for each category (example: low impact, moderate impact, high impact).

  4. Create a disaster recovery team and assign roles.

  5. 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!  

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