Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning for IT Professionals


  • Susan Snedaker, MCSE, MCT Founder, Virtual Team Consulting, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Susan Snedaker, MCSE, MCT Founder, Virtual Team Consulting, Tucson, AZ, USA

Powerful Earthquake Triggers Tsunami in Pacific. Hurricane Katrina Makes Landfall in the Gulf Coast. Avalanche Buries Highway in Denver. Tornado Touches Down in Georgia. These headlines not only have caught the attention of people around the world, they have had a significant effect on IT professionals as well. As technology continues to become more integral to corporate operations at every level of the organization, the job of IT has expanded to become almost all-encompassing. These days, it’s difficult to find corners of a company that technology does not touch. As a result, the need to plan for potential disruptions to technology services has increased exponentially. That is what Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is: a methodology used to create a plan for how an organization will recover after a disaster of various types. It takes into account both security and corporate risk management tatics.There is a lot of movement around this initiative in the industry: the British Standards Institute is releasing a new standard for BCP this year. Trade shows are popping up covering the topic.
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IT professionals at all levels, those implementing procedures and those at a managerial and executive levels making planning decisions.


Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-172-3

Table of Contents

1: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Overview2: Project Initiation and DefinitionCase Study 1: Legal3: Risk Assessment4: Business Impact Analysis5: BC/DR Mitigation Strategy Development6: BC/DR Plan Development7: Emergency Preparation8: Training, Testing, Auditing9: BC Plan Maintenance10: Conclusion