IT Disaster Recovery Planning

Business Continuity Planning is simply working out a plan of how to remain in business after a disaster and should include a detailled IT specific Disaster Recovery Plan that will ensure the resumption of IT Infrastructure (applications, data, hardware, networking etc) within a suitable time period. A well thought through IT Disaster Recovery Plan that is tested regularly is proven to improve the chances of your business surviving a natural or man induced disaster.


A Good IT Disaster Recovery Plan Could Include

  • Good, regular backup of critical data stored offsite.
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  • High availability systems which keep both the data and system replicated off-site.
  • Local mirrors of applications and data (and or RAID technology).
  • The use of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to minimise the effects of power surges and power outages.
  • Fire prevention and suppression systems to protect IT Infrastructure.
  • Well maintained IT Security measures such as Firewalls and Antivirus.
  • Sources of compatible replacement IT equipment at short notice.
  • Regular auditing and testing of all elements of the Disaster Recovery Plan.

Expert Help With Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Most businesses have very little experience of how to plan for IT continuity after a disaster, and further more how to test those plans regularly to ensure that they will be effective should the worst occur. ICJ Consulting has first hand experience of small to medium scale disasters (no earthquakes, tsunamis or terrorist attrocities to date praise the Lord!) and the effect they can have on your business. This gives us the ability to help you plan for real life situations based on our real world experiences in order to help you have the best possible chance of survival.