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No, it needn't be difficult. Much of a disaster recovery planning initiative is common sense. The rest can be greatly simplified through simple to use tools and templates.

This site is designed to catalog the easiest yet most effective approaches and products... to make disaster recovery planning less of a trauma and more of a business process.

The creation of the plan itself is the first port of call, but we also examine contingency audit and risk analysis from a simplification perspective.

The Disaster Recovery Plan

             Disaster Recovery Audit Tookit

The creation of a living business continuity plan is far from a trivial process. However, it is equally the case that the creation of a plan is often made much more difficult than is actually necessary.

Do you really need a complicated suite of software to create your plan? Do you need many years experience in business continuity planning? Do you need to divert untold resources into the plan writing exercise? If you employ the Business Continuity Plan Generator, the answer is certainly - NO!

How do you ensure that your disaster recovery plan meets your actual needs? How do you know that it will all work? Do you audit it, and if so, how?

Equally fundamentally, do you know what your resource/service dependencies are and what their time criticalities are? What of your actual everyday contingency practices - do they measure up?

To determine and ensure all of this with minimum fuss, a comprehensive but extremely simple to use product is now available.... the Disaster Recovery Toolkit.

Risk Analysis

Further Information

Risk analysis is inextricably linked with disaster recovery. Assessment of the risks which may lead to disaster is essential in the determination of what controls are appropriate to the situation. Again, however, risk analysis is often made more difficult than necessary.

The COBRA method and tool was designed to simplify matters, and to make risk analysis more widely accessible through automation. It is now probably the most widely used product and method in the world.

The development of a credible business continuity plan requires a formal process. Frequently, a five phase approach is adopted, specifically: analysis, solution design, implementation, testing/acceptance and maintenance. The resources referenced on this website, and commonly on others, tend to support this approach.

For more information on disaster recovery plans and business continuity generally please visit our online bookstore. Finally, to suggest new resources or comment on the website, please get in touch via our contact page.


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