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Start Here: IT DRM Owners Should Focus on the IT Recovery Plan First

Published: 19 May 2014

ID: G00263438

Analyst(s): Robert Naegle


IT leaders tasked with IT DRM ownership should focus first on the disaster recovery plan. For some, this will mean building a plan. Others will need to solidify and modernize their recovery plans to ensure that they comprehend the IT service continuity needs of the business.

Table Of Contents


  • Questions 1: Does a Plan Exist?
    • When No DR Plan Exists
    • Revive a Tired or Neglected Disaster Recovery Plan
    • Fine-Tune a Functional DR Plan
  • Summary
  • Relevant Research by Disaster Recovery Planning Category
    • Define Business Impact
    • Quantifying Service Levels RTO/RPO
    • DR Sourcing Options
    • Balancing Risk and Cost
    • Modernization: Testing and Exercising Focus and Orchestration Optimization

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