TIPS & RESOURCES
Testing is Vital to the Recovery Process
Continually review your disaster recovery plan to ensure its continued relevance. Consistent testing is required to ensure employees will execute their roles flawlessly, and data protection technologies will restore business-critical assets within specified Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)
Recovery Assurance is Priceless
Knowing vital corporate assets are protected and recoverable, and business operations will remain unaffected regardless of the situation around you, provides IT and executive professionals with peace of mind that many would argue is priceless.
Business continuity planning must account for all hazards (both man-made and natural disasters). Plan in advance to manage any emergency situation. Assess the situation, use common sense and available resources to take care of yourself, your co-workers and your business’s recovery. Carefully evaluate internal and external operations to determine which staff members, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating.
Know what kinds of emergencies might affect your company.
Deciding to Stay or Go
Shelter-in-place or evacuate, plan for both possibilities.
Carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally.
Fire is the most common of all business disasters.
Your employees and co-workers are your business’s most important and valuable asset.
Take steps that give you the upper hand in responding to medical emergencies.
Think ﬁrst about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth.
The federal government, states, communities and industry are taking steps to prepare for and respond to an inﬂuenza pandemic.
Protect and power your business during a disaster with our data centers and cloud and backup solutions.
Talk to Your People
A solid business emergency plan only works if everyone on your team is aware of the plan and the actions they need to take.
Include people from all levels in emergency planning.
Practice the Plan
Drills and exercises will help you prepare.
Encourage your employees and their families to: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.
Crisis Communication Plan
Detail how you will be in contact with employees, customers and others during and after a disaster.
People who have experienced a disaster may have special recovery needs.
Protect Your Investment
As well as planning for an emergency, you can also take steps to protect your company and secure your physical assets.
Policies vary, meet with your provider to review current coverage.
Prepare for extended outages during and after a disaster.
Facilities, Buildings & Plants
Take steps to secure physical assets.
Conduct a room-by-room walk-through to determine what needs to be secured.
Building Air Protection
Assess the HVAC system to improve indoor air quality.
Protect your data and information technology systems.