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Establish a baseline for defining disaster levels

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Has your organization developed a baseline for defining disaster levels? Do you agree with Mike Talon that defining disaster levels helps bolster DR planning? Share your comments about establishing a baseline for defining disaster levels, as discussed in the Jan. 4 Disaster Recovery newsletter.

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Levels of 'disaster'?

by wrlang In reply to Establish a baseline for ...

Yes, its good to have levels defined for the seriousness of any event that may happen. But level 1 - 3 in many cases may not be considered a disaster, they would be handled by crisis/problem management teams. It all depends on your companies implementation of problem/disaster management.

BCP/DRP sometimes has difficulty finding the right niche at companies.

Some put BCP/DRP squarely in the problem management area. This usually happens when a company has a limited problem management capability after starting a BCP/DRP initiative.

Some put BCP/DRP as a separate process initiated by problem management when the event escalates to some previously determined business impacting state. This second implementation usually occurs when BCP/DRP is added to an already well established crisis/problem managment process.

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