Disaster Recovery Maintenance – Are You Driving or Driven?

A good disaster recovery plan is at the same time an asset and a liability. It’s an asset because you’ve thought about the risks and the requirements for recovery after any IT-related incident likely to affect your organisation. Yet it’s also a liability, because if it remains exactly as it is, sooner or later it will become out of date. A DR plan should always reflect the business needs of the organisation. As these needs change, the DR plan should be updated accordingly. On the other hand, advances in DR best practices and technology may also prompt changes, for example to improve RTO or RPO, lower ongoing costs, or even both. There is clearly a need to both drive and be driven. Read more