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FEATURE : DISASTER RECOVERY

Thinking about the possibility of a disaster

A Disaster Recovery plan ( DRP ) is a documented , structured approach that describes how an organisation can quickly resume work after an unplanned incident . A DRP is an essential part of a Business Continuity plan ( BCP ). It is applied to the aspects of an organisation that depend on a functioning IT infrastructure . A DRP aims to help an organisation resolve data loss and recover system functionality so that it can perform in the aftermath of an incident , even if it operates at a minimal level . The feature will look at a step-by-step plan , precautions organisation should take to minimise the effects of a disaster , Disaster Recovery planning , business impact analysis ( BIA ) and how to establish recovery objectives .

No one likes to think about the possibility of a disaster , but when it comes to your business , it ’ s better to be safe than sorry . Having a plan in place for IT Disaster Recovery is essential to keeping your business up and running in the event of an unexpected outage . There are a few key things to keep in mind when preparing your Disaster Recovery plan . First , you need to identify what type of disasters could potentially impact your business . This could include anything from a power outage to a natural disaster . Once you ’ ve identified the risks , you can then start to put together a plan for how to recover from them . This might involve backing up data and having alternate systems in place for critical functions . The most important thing is to make sure that your plan is well-documented and regularly tested so that you can be confident that it will work when you need it .

Tony Bell , Chief Sales Officer , Sales and Marketing , Decision Inc Group , said over the past few months , the world has been facing an unprecedented crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on countless communities around the globe . “ Now that healthcare systems and facilities have been badly strained , many people and businesses have been looking for new ways to recover from disasters caused by this pandemic . As a result , there has been a major
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