Data backups

Five Profiles to Ponder When You Start Testing Your Business Continuity

Good business continuity planning may be half the battle. But if you haven’t tested to check your plan works, then don’t expect to win. The example of organisations that did data backups, failed to test and found afterwards their files were unrecoverable proves the point. But how should you test your BCP? Approaches from other areas may have some useful pointers. Good software testing for instance is often a matter of mixing and matching human tester personalities. Here’s a tester profile model adapted for testing your BC plan and preparations. Read more

2015-02-19T11:12:50+11:00By |Business Continuity|

How Simple Can a Disaster Recovery Plan Be?

Sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees. Disaster recovery plans can rapidly grow in complexity, as organisations get larger and IT systems more intricate. The use of templates can sometimes help DR planners to focus on essentials, but even templates don’t always do the trick. As with many challenges, the way forward may be to break the problem down into component parts or to initially simplify it and build in any additional, necessary complexity afterwards. For example, larger entities might start with a small business approach to ensure that each department or business unit at least has the following items under control. Read more

2014-07-29T14:57:13+10:00By |Disaster Recovery|