Great Tips Everyone Needs for a Disaster Recovery Solution

by | Jan 12, 2016 | Business Continuity

What you need to know about a Disaster Recovery Solution

Planning for disaster isn’t an easy thing, but it’s a lot easier than experiencing a disaster that you aren’t prepared for. It’s a very specific topic, and should be carefully discussed and then written down as a policy. Here are a few tips concerning a disaster recovery solution plan.

Consider every possibility

Creating a plan for disaster is a long and tedious process, because you have to plan for every possibility. Think of every disaster that could happen to your business, from a hurricane to mass data loss. Then, for each possibility, consider all of the events that could take place. Next, think about what your best course of action would be. The point of this process is to figure out the appropriate solution without the stress or time constraints of an actual disaster.

Here are a few business disasters from the past to get you started. If you’re having trouble thinking of potential disasters to add to your list, consider what you would do in some of these situations.

Test and improve

Of course, you won’t be able to test every possible scenario, but test as many disaster recovery solutions as you can, as realistically as you can. This will show you what works and what doesn’t. Next, return to your plan and update it as necessary. Mistakes here, if handled appropriately, will prevent mistakes during a real disaster.

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Tell people

Make sure that your entire staff knows your disaster recovery solution and what they are  supposed to do in the case of an emergency. This can be through classes, memos, and manuals. However works best for your company is fine, but make sure that everyone knows what they are supposed to do. Using your employees during the testing phase can also double as practice for them.

Looking for more information about a disaster recovery solution? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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