January 7 2011

Do you test your Grande Prairie Disaster Recovery Plan?

Posted on the 07:35 am under Disaster Planning by Darren Boyer

A disaster can strike anytime, anywhere. A business disaster can happen at any time and hit the business in many ways. A disaster can be artificial or human error or the wrath of Mother Nature. Business disasters happen, and it is not if it happens but when it happens.

Grande Prairie and the entire Peace Region is not immune to weather related disasters. Heavy snow has been known to have caused the odd roof cave in and when you add human error, technical malfunctions, fire and the list of potential threats is endless. Your Peace Region business can not guard against every threat to business. But you can be ready!

Is your business ready? Have you tested all levels of your preparation plan just to be sure?

When testing, it is critically important to test against like and unlikely events, ensuring that all proper steps and measures are taken for all scenarios.

Your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) has four major steps:

  • Walkthroughs
  • Simulations
  • Parallel Testing
  • Full-Interruption Testing

We must thoroughly test our DRPs to decrease disruptions and confusions when a business disaster occurs. Testing will save you time and valuable resources. It will enable your business to get back online quickly with minimal disruption.

Over the next few weeks, PCIT will be expanding on all the four major steps above and offering suggestions and recommendations which will make sure your business is ready for when the next natural disaster hits or even when an employee deletes critical files on the server. What do you do and how do you get that information back quickly?  This is what we strive to answer through our blog.

PCIT offers full data backup services, disaster recovery planning and consulting to make sure your Grande Prairie business is properly prepared. We invite you to contact us at (866) 933-PCIT to arrange a consultation with one of our team members today.

Written by Darren Boyer

Darren Boyer

Darren Boyer is the founder and president of pcit.

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