Chapter 7 Risk Management and Disaster Recovery

“Planning for a rainy day” is an old expression that is so true to any organization. What happens today is likely to happen tomorrow. You’ll arrive at work with the normal traffic hassles. Boot your computer. Read your email. And the rest of the day is rather predictable. Even when things don’t go exactly as planned, you handle them routinely because that’s relatively normal too.

What if something doesn’t go as planned? Not only is your routine upset, but normal operations of the organization are also disrupted. Roads leading to work are unpassable. The building is shut down because of a fire. There is a power outage— lasting days. A key employee quits. No orders are received because of a system ...

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