Disaster Recovery is one of those things that most of us tend to push aside until we are involved in an unexpected and highly stressful situation–one that highlights a lack of business continuity and disaster recovery planning at the worst possible time to the worst possible audience: everyone. This is something that is much better handled with a calm, methodical, and effective group approach.
If your company has not evaluated its Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans, making it a priority this year could save you from an unwelcome spotlight. Don’t do it alone or just with your team: all departments need to get together to develop a DR plan for the company as a whole. This is not just an IT issue, and looking at it in this way helps to build greater understanding of what happens when a crisis occurs for all. This type of cooperation amongst various organizations builds strong relationships and better processes and plans.