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Published: 17 Oct 2012

In its simplest terms, disaster recovery (DR) planning comes down to four discrete activities. First, there's a planning process when objectives are set, project scope and schedule are defined and executive management signs off. The next phase involves data collection, where the DR team goes to the organization at large to gauge business priorities and gain access to pertinent documentation that must be included in the plan. The third step is a detailed risk management assessment so that the dollars spent in DR activities protect the most critical corporate assets. The final task is threat mitigation. Once vulnerabilities are identified, enterprise companies need the right processes and technologies to ensure business integrity. A not-so-simple plan Seems simple enough, right? What could go wrong in these four steps? Plenty. I recently spoke with a number of companies doing DR planning and found problems throughout the process. Because the DR plan is just too important to mess up, I'll illustrate throughout this article some lessons learned to help IT avoid ... Access >>>

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