Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Testing, Exercising & Evaluation

We’ve said it before... if you haven’t tested your business continuity/disaster recovery plan, you could be in for a big surprise when it doesn’t work. Do you really want the continuation of your business - and possibly the lives of your employees - to rely on a plan that’s never been tested? We think not. Take a look at this week’s articles to see what you can do to see how well your plan works and whether you will be able to count on the plan working when needed.

Here are 19 tips for great desktop exercises. (Item #1) Look your plan over - is it time to dust it off and see if it works? (Item #2) If nobody understands what to do, the plan will fail, no matter how good you think it is. (Item #3)

There are many ways to test the plan, but it must be tested. (Item #4) See what the experts have to say about why plans aren’t tested and how we can improve this situation. (Item #5) Always remember that the people are the most important thing. (Item #6)

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