continuity planning

Interesting Perspectives.

Various prospects always seem to have good rationalizing skills for not going through a planning process:

 

“…we don’t need a continuity plan, all of our data is backed up to the cloud” 

“Interesting, not a bad solution.  How long will it take to recover all your data, over your current internet connection?

“Hmmm, haven’t thought about that…”

“Based on what you’ve told me, the amount of data stored offsite, and your current internet bandwidth, you’re looking at roughly 2-3 days.  Can your business operate that long without critical data?”

…silence…

Another key part of recovering from an incident is maintaining and preserving your comapny's good name and image...

A client of ours (the CEO actually) was resisting the effort to pre-write press releases, stating, “I can just wing it as needed.”  But what happens if that person with the ability to “wing it” isn’t around?  During recovery, your message is critical, to employees, to customers, to vendors, and to stakeholders.   The messages need to be thought out and captured prior to needing them.   Finding yourself in the middle of a recovery really isn’t the time to “wing it”. 


Hmmm, I hadn't thought about that...

Part of comprehensive planning is thinking of those things. 

Both of these are common thoughts, but certainly not best practices when it comes to ensuring the livelihood of your organization.