Like it or not, you need a disaster recovery plan. Your ability to get, and keep, customers might depend upon it. Here are three great resources to get you started.
- www.drj.com: The Disaster Recovery Journal is a respected publication with rich content on the topic. Find white papers and sample plans to point you in the right direction with your continuity plans, technology and terminology.
- www.ready.gov: Search for Business Continuity Plan to uncover resources provided to you by the Department of Homeland Security. It’s a great place to understand the structure of a good disaster plan. It’s written in plain English and intended for a nonspecialist audience.
- www.drii.org: Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) certifies and provides support to disaster recovery and business continuity professionals. Thinking of pursuing it as a career? DRI has been around since 1988 and issues the respected CBCP (certified business continuity professional) credential.