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Disaster recovery and business continuity planning: Business justification

Heather Brotherton, BA


The purpose of this article is to establish the need for disaster recovery and business continuity planning for information systems. Today’s infrastructure and economic dependence upon information technology is highlighted as a basis for the requirement of disaster recovery and business continuity planning. This planning is stressed as a basic business requirement for any reputable information systems operation. The unique needs of information systems as well as the general background for the subject of disaster recovery and business continuity planning considerations are discussed. Contingency contracts, failover locations, and testing are recommended along with communication protocols.


information systems, information technology, disaster recovery, business continuity

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