October 29, 2012 will live in the history of the North East United States as an epic disaster. Two days after Sandy, the superstorm, there were still millions of people and businesses without power. Homes and commercial property were flooded, communities devastated. The loss of human life and the emotional toll on all the survivors has been almost unprecedented. For the average company in the area, Sandy put business continuity and disaster recovery plans to the test. Statistics point to the prospect of many of the effected businesses may never recover. How did your plan hold up?
If you were fortunate enough to miss the megastorm, then consider it a wake up call. If you were one of the victims and you are conducting a post-disaster audit, then there are some points to evaluate while doing so.
- Did your communications procedures and processes perform as planned?
- Was everyone trained and prepared to conduct their responsibilities before and after the storm?
- How long did it take to get the business up and running and how does it compare to your estimates?
- Did gaps in your recovery plan appear?
- Did the business recovery plans integrate well among all departments?
At Paragon Software, we are experts in the processes and technology required to prepare for and, when necessary, rapidly recover from disasters like Sandy. With our consulting services our resellers and their customers are able to evaluate and design disaster recovery procedures and processes uniquely tuned to their needs. More information on this service can be found at http://paragon-downloads.com/disaster-recovery-planning.