Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Tools

Tools available for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning

There are several tools available for Disaster Recovery and Business continuity. Follow the links below for more information.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity template — Businesses typically have more constraints when assembling a DR plan; this template will help you through the planning process — Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template

Compliance and Auditing — Once a plan in place there are two questions that need to be answered: first is the plan being followed; and second is what being done what is needed — Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program

Business impact analysis (BIA) — Use this template as a guide to the questions you should ask during a BIA — BIA – Business Impact Analysis Methodology

Risk assessment — After identifying critical applications with your BIA, use this template to determine what internal or external events might disrupt those applications — Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

Incident Communication — This template will help you determine what organizations or individuals will need to be part of the emergency management process — Incident Communication Plan Policy

Service-level agreement (SLA) –This template will help you determine the level of participation expected of disaster recovery participants – Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Template

Author: 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.