It 240 Week 8 Disaster Plan

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XYZ Computers

When it comes to the company XYZ Computers the disaster recovery plan needs to incorporate a lot of different questions that have to be answered before you can implement whatever they want achieved. The main questions that are brought up when assessing any question is,”How do we fix this? What are the costs associated with the plan presented?” Another question that should be asked but often isn’t, is “Can we anticipate this problem to help block it before it happens?” From there different categories should be implemented as manmade although not as common as a natural disaster that will affect your system, it still needs to be considered. There should also be a ranking system in the plan using two categories, these are impact and probability, and these should be broken down by the severity of them as risks starting at lo, then medium, finally high risk being the most dangerous.

The RAID tapes are the most important thing that can be used to help prevent the loss of important information. This is due to the fact all of the information from your system is backed up on this disk and can be stored at another location just in case something happens to the current location so that all is not lost. I found a really good quote from Cole Emerson who is the President of Cole Emerson & Associates, Inc. “Dollars spent in prevention are worth more than dollars spent in recovery.” This couldn’t be truer because it will actually cost your company more to do a full recovery than to spend the money on a backup system. Emerson also came up with the logic that both business and IT have to comply on the information and applications are most important to the business and would have to be the programs that would need to be restored the fastest in order to keep the business running to the fullest of its potential. IST unit of XYZ Computers is situated on first floor. Back up is being accomplished only in tapes which can be demolished in circumstances of...
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