Managed IT Tips: Updating Disaster Recovery Plans

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How often do you think your disaster recovery plan should be updated? Unfortunately, a lot of businesses don't realize that updating is necessary at all, and by the time a real disaster strikes, they find out that they're not as prepared as they thought. Here's everything you need to know about updating disaster recovery plans, so this never happens to you!

Updates, Updates, Updates

Although managed IT services can help you update everything, from your software to your IT processes, there's one thing that becomes absolutely useless without that regular update: your disaster recovery plan. Because your business is always growing and changing--not to mention the constant advancement of all your tech--a disaster recovery plan can easily be outdated within a year. That's why it's recommended that you review and update your plan annually--and here are a few tips to help you do just that.

#1: Reevaluate your priorities.

One of the most important parts of a disaster recovery plan is prioritizing your processes so that you know what needs to be focused on first. When updating, make sure that your priorities still reflect your needs and values and that they'll help you keep working through a disaster.

#2: Remember your cloud data.

These days, you're probably always finding new uses for the cloud--which means you also need to be finding new ways to protect it. Updating your disaster plan always needs to take into account any data you have stored in the cloud so that you don't lose anything critical.

#3: Test regularly.

A disaster recovery plan, even an updated one, is no good if you don't test it out. Make sure everyone knows where to be and what to do at all times, and you'll be well on your way to disaster recovery perfection.

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