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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: A Quick Guide for Small Organizations and Busy Executives Second Edition by Thejendra 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

Disaster recovery and business continuity is complex and involves much cost and effort. In order to get started it is necessary to first have a plan and an initial scope for the project. A plan need not or cannot be accurate or detailed from day one. It evolves and matures over time depending on experience, what is learnt, roadblocks, mistakes, etc. Most business managers think that business continuity is primarily the IT department’s job. It is not. Though IT is used extensively in businesses it is not the responsibility of the IT department alone, nor can they be blamed for business losses if critical IT systems fail. Many departments ...

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