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Key Stages of Disaster Recovery Planning for Time-Critical Business Information Technology Systems

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Executive Summary

When disasters interrupt services provided by vital Information Technology (IT) systems, many businesses never recover (Decker, 2005). This review of literature published between 2001 and 2008 identifies key stages for consideration when performing IT Disaster Recovery (DR) planning to ensure business viability if disasters occur. Planning stages, presented as a guide for IT professionals, include Project Initiation, Conducting a Business Impact Analysis, Developing a DR Plan, Testing a DR Plan, and Maintaining a DR Plan.

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