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How To Make Value Case for Disaster Recovery

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Great tips on how to propose disaster recovery plans to the business. Pitching disaster recovery in terms the business can understand is the most critical element!

In a tight economy, how do you make the case in your company to invest in disaster recovery? We talked with leading providers of disaster recovery services and asked how they are advising clients who need to prove the value of their DR programs

Seven tips to make the value case for disaster recovery

By Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer
25 Aug 2009 | SearchCIO.com

In a tight economy, how do you make the case in your company to invest in disaster recovery? We talked with leading providers of disaster recovery services and asked how they are advising clients who need to prove the value of their DR programs. Here are some of their dos and don'ts:

1. Sell a disaster recovery program by doing a risk assessment or a business impact analysis.
2. Stop talking about disaster recovery and business continuity as an IT program or in terms of IT's underlying recovery objectives.
3. BC/DR should really be integrated into an organization's normal change processes, ideally at the architectural stage.
4. Focus on business process resiliency.
5. Lay out a five-year plan that shows improvement over time by, for example, taking additional risks out, or by better supporting a business need, or speeding the recovery time, or reducing error rates.
6. Make sure DR is dependent on more than a few trained individuals.
7: Test the plan.

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