IT disaster planning is a major necessity for any business. With an IT disaster plan, you can review and test your plan out before a major IT disaster happens to know it will work. A disaster plan test should be scheduled throughout the year. IT disaster could force your business to close its doors for good if you do not have a quick recovery system in place.
The following are effective ways to implement an IT disaster recovery plan:
1.Be Proactive in Your Disaster Plan Approach
What does being proactive mean? It mean your organization’s IT disaster plan should be able to quickly notify employees of technology disasters. Your IT department or outsource IT support should have adequate time and resources to research and develop solutions continuously. The disaster plan should also be well documented.
2. Reliable Security Should be Available
It is always important for you to protect the data and systems of your business with hardware firewalls, antivirus software and other necessary security solutions. These security measures will protect your business against malicious access. Don’t forget to have all passwords stored in two different secure facilities for the best security measures.
3. Have Sufficient Hardware
Your hardware solutions for the IT disaster plan should have good quality servers that consist of independent disks and double-conversion/online uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
4. Have Your Data Backed Up
Data should be backed up at an offsite facility. This data backup schedule should be completed daily, weekly or quarterly based on importance. Don’t forget that on-site backups should be completed more frequently than offsite backups.
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