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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, 3rd Edition by Thejandra BS

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CHAPTER 15: HOW DO I GET STARTED?

‘The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.’

Lao Tzu

DR and BC can be complex activities involving cost and effort. In order to get started it is necessary to first have a plan and an initial scope for the activities. A plan need not, and cannot, be accurate or detailed from day one. It evolves and matures over time, depending on experience, what is learned, roadblocks and mistakes. Secondly, most of an organisation’s business managers think that BC is primarily the job of the IT department, but it’s not. Although it’s used extensively in organisations, it’s not the responsibility of the IT department alone, nor can they be blamed for business losses if critical IT systems fail as per mentioned. ...

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