6 Things to Nix, So Your Disaster Recovery Plan is Effective
Every organization or business, regardless of revenue or staff size, needs to understand what is truly critical to keep operations going, and how long the business can function without certain elements, components or dependencies. This includes considering how long the business can survive both financial losses and reputational losses due to negative public perception. Obviously, not having a disaster recovery plan is a recipe for disaster, but just having a plan is not enough. Make sure that your disaster plan avoids certain pitfalls that may complicate disaster recovery.
Consider the below list of what to NIX
1. Make everything a priority
2. Impose a gag order.
Consider mass notification email, SMS text, mobile alerts, social media & even old fashioned phone trees depending on the situation. Make sure the emergency contact list is available in many different forms so that it is accessible during the disaster.
Determine a way to allow employees to access incident management plans & procedures remotely. This can be via laptop, mobile device, and yes… paper if need be.
Be sure to have a means to communicate your status to clients depending on your business type. Consider Social media, it's a great way to send out status updates to a broad audience with minimal effort.