The impact of COVID-19 on both individuals and businesses was sudden and staggering. Many companies scrambled to take their operations remote, while others worked to create and maintain safe conditions for employees and customers. Regardless of the specific ways in which the coronavirus affected a business, one common thread was the realization among many companies that their disaster recovery and business continuity plan was sorely lacking.
Although the specifics of a disaster recovery and business continuity plan will vary from company to company and industry to industry, there are a few things that should be included in most plans. We’ll summarize them briefly below. If you have questions or need help getting your business continuity plan off the ground, give Vaultas a call today.
This is perhaps the most important detail to include in a DR-BC plan: the event or metric at which the plan will be put into action.
Documentation and Authority Management
Which persons or groups will be in charge of guiding the company and employees through the plan? And who will be in charge of documenting the steps taken?
Which functions or services will take priority in the plan? To determine this, look at the impact each service has on the business, and order them according to importance.
Testing and Review
For a plan to be truly effective, it must be tested. Make a plan for when and how often the plan will be tested, reviewed and updated. Ensure that employee training is part of that process.
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(This is a republication of a blog post from January 2018, updated in June 2020.)