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

  1. #11
    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    United Kingdom: Bridlington

    The answer is "yes, but only if it is a version that they know about and can detect"

    There are a few considerations to the OP's question. There are different levels or aspects:

    1. Computing facility destroyed by fire, earthquake, flood, terrorism etc. For this kind of eventuality you would probably go for an offsite backup facility.

    2. Minor problems such as power or a localised fire or flood just affecting IT. Here you might look at portable buildings and equipment brought onto site.........not so easy in a city centre?

    3. Business continuity. This is just being able to run the business in the event of a problem. You need to include all the departments in this one, as the people need somewhere to work, to produce, to distribute etc. Here you might look at subsidiaries and different branches/sites.

    With business continuity you need to look at just how critical your applications and access really are.

    Don't forget UPS and emergency generator facilities with this one.
    Last edited by nihil; February 11th, 2010 at 09:12 PM.

  2. #12
    I have the best DR plan.. It's called a RESUME
    Parth Maniar,

    *Thank you GOD*

    Greater the Difficulty, SWEETER the Victory.

    Believe in yourself.

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