• Makeda Waterman

How to Write an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Updated: Apr 20



Did you know 93% of companies that lose data for 10+ days file for bankruptcy? The National Archives & Records Administration in Washington reported this, which is alarming and scary for companies without an IT Disaster Recovery Plan on record.


What would you do if all of your data disappeared in seconds? Read my new blog about IT Disaster Recovery Plans.


I know exactly what some of you are thinking. What is a Disaster Recovery Plan? In my experience of writing about six Disaster Recovery plans for the Government of Alberta, they are documents that can help you restore sensitive data in a disaster.


Do you have questions about an IT Disaster Recovery Plan? Contact me today.


What causes an IT Disaster?

My goal in this section of my blog is to give you a clearer understanding of two types of disasters that can happen in business.


Human-made

  • Malware

  • Cyber attack

  • Civil unrest

  • Employees on strike

  • Accidental deletion of data


Natural Disasters

  • Fires

  • Floods

  • Electrical outage

  • Hurricane

A disaster is anything that can cause your data to disrupt, causing your business to permanently or temporarily shut down.


How to Use an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Your Information Technology team can use the plan or you can use it to recover software and data. Some international organizations in the past ten years have had a public embarrassment because they did not have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan on file.


Imagine your bank or an airlines losing all of your information that stops you from doing something that is essential for life or business.


A disruption in business not only reduces profit in revenue while your company is shut down, but it can negatively impact your reputation.


Do you have questions about an IT Disaster Recovery Plan? Contact me today.


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