a Disaster Recovery plan is far from a trivial exercise. Having stated this, however, it is equally the case that the creation of a plan
is often made far more difficult than necessary.
Do you really need a complicated piece of software to create your plan? Do
you need 20 years experience in business continuity planning? Do you need to
divert untold resources into the plan creation exercise? Certainly, if you
employ the Business Continuity Plan Generator, the answer is... NO!
The DRP Template comprises several key elements....
A top quality disaster recovery / business continuity guide
A comprehensive and easy to use disaster recovery /business continuity plan template
Proven disaster recovery text and forms
Ease of use is the key... this should not be rocket science.
The template is provided as a MS-Word document.
The disaster recovery template takes away much of the
difficulty... it covers the whole gamut of recovery planning needs. All you
have to do is insert the specific details for your organization, business unit
or office by using the provided forms
explains each section and sub-section of the plan... it links to the appropriate part of the plan for each issue considered!
This allows you to develop the plan quickly and accurately with minimum of fuss.
The template covers everything from IT business impact analysis through
to return to business as usual following an incident. The forms included are
very straightforward, allowing easy update and completion. Nothing is
The format of the template plan is designed for flexibility. It can be
changed or edited at will, to reflect specific or unique needs.
The Disaster Planning Template takes the mystery out of business continuity planning. It
makes it easily manageable, drawing on the knowledge of some of the most
experienced disaster recovery planning and business continuity consultants in the industry.
Beware Of Scams
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- If you were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Illinois March 11-13, you should be aware that some unscrupulous people might try to take advantage of you. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warns Illinois storm victims today of fraudulent schemes that may occur in disaster-affected areas.
Spring(ing) For Preparedness ObservancesÂ—On Both Sides of the Border
SEATTLE, Wash. -- April is traditionally Earthquake/Tsunami Preparedness Month throughout the Pacific Northwest, with observances ranging from governors' proclamations and statewide "Drop, Cover and Hold" exercises, to town halls and tsunami seminars. Next month Canada will observe Emergency Preparedness Week (7-13 May) with preparedness observances planned in communities throughout British Columbia. Why the sudden emphasis on emergency preparedness? According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director John Pennington, the message is not "sudden" but with memories of Hurricane Katrina still vivid, there certainly should be a level of urgency for those who haven't taken appropriate steps.
OregonÂ’s Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan Pays Off
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon is among the first of states to receive the larger 20% hazard mitigation grant allowed under FEMA’s Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan program. The approval of Oregon’s Plan allowed Oregon’s grant to rise from 7.5% to 20%, providing a greater allotment to implement Oregon’s mitigation program.
Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. Hazard mitigation planning is an important aspect of a successful mitigation program.
Today Is Last Day to Register For Disaster Assistance
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Today, April 4, is the last day for Californians to register for federal and state disaster assistance for damage suffered in the December-January flooding.