Top 10 Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Plans Fail

In the recession many organizations put disaster recovery and business continuity on the back burner. As a result those plans are not as functional as they were when they were created. Planners should keep in mind the top ten mistakes made in disaster recovery business continuity plans. They are:

Top 10 Reasons Recovery Plans Fail
  1. Backups do not work
  2. Not identifying every potential event that can jeopardize the infrastructure and data that the enterprise depends
  3. Forgetting or ignoring the cross-training of personnel in disaster recovery and business continuity
  4. Not including a communication processes which will work when your communication infrastructure is lost
  5. Not having sufficient backup power
  6. Having a recovery plan in place but not listing priorities of which resources need to be restored first
  7. No physical documentation of your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan
  8. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan that has not been tested adequately
  9. Passwords are not available to the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity team
  10. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan is not up to date

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About Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.
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