IT Disaster Planning & Business Continuity

View Poll Results: Do you have IT Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning?

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  • We have IT DR planning

    9 81.82%
  • We have global Business Continuity planning

    4 36.36%
  • We have NO IT DR planning

    1 9.09%
  • We have NO BC planning

    0 0%
  • We are evaluating an IT DR plan.

    2 18.18%
  • We are evaluating a BC plan

    1 9.09%
  • Insurance is good enough

    0 0%
  • We have another site(s) that will take over

    3 27.27%
  • This won't happen to us

    1 9.09%
  • Our emergency personnel will protect us

    1 9.09%
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Thread: IT Disaster Planning & Business Continuity

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    IT Disaster Planning & Business Continuity

    Hi,

    This is a new forum to discuss what I consider to be a rather ignored aspect of IT security.

    Ask yourself: "what would happen if we lost our computing facility?"

    You know, a hurricane, typhoon, flood, fire, and so on. It doesn't really matter what sector you are in: school/college, .gov, .mil, .com, .net................

    As I have always seen things there are two facets to this:

    1. Recovering from an IT specific disaster.
    2. Business (organisational) continuity in the face of of a more global disaster.

    So, I thought I would post a poll to see what sort of level of penetration and awareness these concepts have.

    What I am interested in is basically:

    1. Do you have an IT disaster recovery plan?
    2. Do you have a global Business Continuity plan?
    3. Are they formally documented and disseminated?
    4. How often do you test it?
    5. Does it involve all areas/departments of your organisation?
    6. Has everyone been trained, and do they know what to do?
    7. Does it have a budget and contingency reserve fund?

    This is a new discussion forum, where I hope that we can share ideas and experiences; so please be patient (and contributive ) whilst it takes shape.

    Thanks,

    Johnno

    EDIT: Multiple choices are allowed in the above poll

    Please note, I have voted for two options because I have multiple clients, some of whom cannot have a global policy........ if your hotel or shop burns down, you cannot expect to have alternative facilities on tap?
    Last edited by nihil; November 17th, 2007 at 12:22 PM.
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