Have you ever thought “what would I do if __________ happened?” Most people do not think through a personal disaster recovery plan in detail. They often assume that they will have to “just handle it” if a disaster occurs. It should not be surprising then, that when a group of individuals comes together (a company or organization), the group also does not naturally develop a detailed disaster recovery plan.
An organization must make a specific effort to develop, monitor, and maintain a disaster recovery plan. IT is no different. In fact, IT is so critical to so many parts of the organization, that a risk assessment and disaster recovery plan for IT should perhaps be a higher priority than for any other part of the organization.
Lessons Learned (Moral)
Developing and maintaining a good IT disaster recovery plan requires specific action and regular formal review.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Conduct research using the library and Internet for information about IT disaster recovery, and respond to the following:
- Summarize at least 2 important issues to address in an IT disaster recovery plan.
- How is risk assessment used in the preparation of an IT disaster recovery plan?
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 3 of your fellow classmates with at least a 300-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?