Chapter 17. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity


When discussing client lifecycle management, the dialogue would not be complete without a review of disaster recovery. As a strategy, discipline, and deliverable, disaster recovery has been recognized for quite a while. In many circumstances, a disaster recovery plan is required by law. If a catastrophic event occurs, businesses need to be able to continue operations and report on the existing set of information (for example, financial reporting).

The definition of disaster recovery remains the backup, restoration, and continuation of business operations. The disaster could be natural or man made. Regulations require that businesses test, including through simulation, the strength ...

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