Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Testing & Training

Will our business continuity plan work? Everyone wonders about that once the plan is established, but not everyone takes the step that would answer that question... testing & exercising. The only way to find out if it will work is to use it, and we don’t mean in the next disaster. The safe way to find out if it works is to test it. This week’s articles provide information on the value of testing and on different ways to do it.

Bring some creativity to your business continuity exercises. (Item #1) Whatever scenario you use for your testing, it should be relevant to your business. (Item #2)  There has been a sea change in business continuity and disaster recovery planning. (Item #3)

Testing your plan could be easier than you think. (Item #4) Here’s information on how to design a cost-effective yet valuable training program. (Item #5) Testing will help staff understand what the plan is and what their roles are. (Item #6)

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