Dealing with disaster

Earthquakes and volcanoes make headlines but business continuity is not just about dealing with natural disasters. It's about sweating the small stuff.

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Disaster recovery checkpoints from Runge CIO, Scott Henderson:

  • Use multiple layers of protection
  • Understand how people use IT
  • Business continuity is not just a process, procedure or structural thing — it involves people
  • Don’t put your business continuity plan on the shelf . You need active management rather than an expensive paper weight
  • What was right five years ago is not necessarily OK today — things change
  • The IT department needs to be easy to do business with
  • Reference all areas, physical and software — it might not just be a system crash, it could be a building collapse — be aware of security in all circumstances.

Tags Gartnerdisaster recoveryBusiness ContinuityAndrew PritchettScott HendersonGriffith HackRungevolcanoEarthquake

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