Disaster recovery policies and management

Once your plan is ready, the next step is to set the rules of practice internally.

Once your plan is ready, the next step is to set the rules of practice internally. Who's in charge? Do your employees know their roles in the process? What's the proceedure if a disaster strikes? This lesson delves into these questions and more.

Disaster recovery outsourcing: Simple and cheap
Outsourcing your disaster recovery efforts can be a wise technology strategy for resource-strapped small and medium-sized businesses. Assess your needs and determine if outsourcing DR makes sense for you.

Remote backup can ease network disaster recovery
This tip looks at two possibilities for remote backup: Choosing an outsourced remote backup service, or using software to do your own backups to an offsite facility.

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery School for SMBs
Homeroom
Lesson one: Data backup and disaster recovery planning
Lesson three: Making the business case
Lesson four: Business continuity
Final exam

Worst practices for backup and disaster recovery, part 1
Too many companies observe worst practices for backup and disaster recovery, thereby dooming the plan.

Worst practices for backup and disaster recovery, part 2
Worst practices at a company will doom any backup and recovery plan. Here is a list of some of the worst practices that exist at far too many companies.

Lessons from Katrina: Operating from a remote site
Contributor Carrie Higbie discusses remote offsite services and how to bring business operations back on line at an alternative site.

Bracing for the next Katrina
The CIO of Mississippi Power remembers Hurricane Katrina's wrath when it hit the Gulf Coast. What her company did right, wrong and how it's bracing for another hurricane season

Katrina: IT lessons in disaster recovery
SCP Pool Corp. CIO Tim Babco is among those executives whose disaster recovery plan stayed one step ahead of Hurricane Katrina.

Expanding the reach of disaster recovery
While you may have a DR plan in place for your business, it may not be sound for major catastrophes, like Hurricane Katrina. Learn how to expand the limits of your plan.

>> Continue on to Lesson three: Making the business case

This was first published in October 2007

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