While most people have a primary focus on core, disaster recovery components there are a multitude of tiny details that can cause delay or failure in a recovery process. For example, many times a disaster recovery plan includes using server backup software and also server backup in a new production site and forgot to change IP address, etc. A disaster recovery plan is very complex and requires a lot of moving parts in anticipation of a multitude of scenarios that can strike without notice. That’s why doing business analysis is a must to cover all potential risk analysis and organization able to do disaster restoration in spesific time.
Here’s are steps you’ll need to take to do business impact analysis for your disaster recovery strategy :
- Buy in from ownership and senior management
No matter how technically proficient you are, your business depends on people. Your disaster recovery plan will require your organization’s owner, management, human resources, IT, and public relations staff to be prepared to respond as needed. In the event that you are hit with by a disaster your key members will have to ensure that your services and process keep going.
- Business unit interviews
Determine the impact (if any) to your clients and customers if that department also have risk business unit goes down.
- Verify accuracy of data
Focus closely on the quality of the data rather than the quantity of the data. To properly determine how your business will be impacted if it goes down, make sure all the numbers are as accurate as possible.
- Analyze your data
Analyze that data that you already collected with estimates for the per hour impact to each department in the event that a disaster lasts 1 hour, 8 hours also a week. This period will depend on your organization, also related to your recovery timeout objective and also your recovery point objective.
- Business unit reviews
Do review with the departments, ensure your analysis is accurate and reflects the reality. Assign responsibilities and assuring that everyone knows who is responsible for each significant component to your disaster recovery planning and testing.
- Apply the data
Compile and analyze data that you are going to use. Use your data to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan, and also address backup and business continuity.
Even the smallest business needs to be protecting their data and have a clear strategy in place for how to recover in a disaster. Whether it’s a hurricane, a major system failure, virus,or just employee and human error, take the time to understand what your business really stands to lose in the event of a disaster. Our solutions include both cloud and on-premise, physical, virtual, and backup software, storage management, secure file sharing, online business toolkit and system deployment.