In a profession where anything can happen, it’s not a matter of if a disaster will strike, it’s when. That’s why a business continuity (BC) plan is so important. A BC plan lists the procedures a company follows to get back on its feet after the worst happens, covering processes, assets, human resources, business partners and more.
A BC plan is quite involved and features input from every department in the organization. While IT teams should know the overall BC plan, their main obsession is always a disaster recovery (DR). A DR plan is specific to all matters IT and part of a company’s overall BC plan. As you’ll see, these plans require lots of thought, study and practice, so that when the time comes teams can efficiently rebuild and/or restore an IT infrastructure after a catastrophe.
See the DR steps you can take to influence your organization’s BC plan.