ACME Company has a backup system which employee data works perfectly and management ensures that frequent mock restores are done successfully. However, a disaster strikes, whether it be fire, water, malicious destruction of property, you name it, it happened. ACME Company now has to reconstruct its operation and get back to employee data business as usual. For ACME Company, they have never thought of the possibility that this would or could ever happen, however it did. The first questions which come to the minds of the CEO or the company principals are, what do we do now? How do we mobilize our employees to bring back our operational employee data capacity to 30% or 40%? After all these questions the million dollars thought would be, I need to make a plan to get us restarted.
At that moment, all sorts of ideas will present employee data themselves, and some might just work, however, could there have been a more effective and streamlined way to get this done? Yes. Since there were no DRP implemented, the process of recovery for ACME Company might become tedious and the possibility of task employee data overlapping becomes present. This in turn can lead to frustration and further delay the recovery efforts. Having a DRP removes these uncertainties and gives the person(s) in charge of the recovery process control over manpower and resources. With DRP's in place, timeline are set and met based on the resources allocation employee data and the percentage operational goals set out.
During each stage of the DRP, when activated, sample employee data testing can be done to measure the progress and indicate whether additional resources is needed to get the task completed. DRP's should clearly identify several disasters possibilities and should consider disasters based on region, class of business, equipment and employee data resources used by the company, and the importance of data etc. DRP's should also be maintained and updated based on a schedule and should also be based on any changes within the business. In addition, areas of your DRP should be tested over time and areas of weaknesses, if found, employee data corrected.