The Simple Disaster Recovery To-Do List
Disaster Recovery To-Do List
Update Key Contacts - It is important to maintain up-to-date contact information for all employees, customers and vendors including their names, titles, recovery responsibilities, street address, mailing address, all phone numbers, a friend or relatives contact information, and email addresses. Then, keep this information offsite so if you need to access the information quickly you may do so. If you are a member of Agility you may use your myAgility account to store and update this information.
Develop an Evacuation Plan - Share your plan and meeting place with employees and post it around the building. Schedule a drill so all employees know exactly where to go and what is expected of them.
Make and Emergency Kit – You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and most likely will not have time to search for the supplies you need. A disaster supply kit is simply a collection of basic items you may need in the event of an emergency. Click here for a complete list of things to include in your kit.
Back up your Data - Backing up your data is an important task you need to perform on a regular basis. Also, remember to store your data in an offsite data storage facility. There are many offsite storage solutions available. Take a few minutes online and find the best solution for you.
Make Copies of Important Documents - This includes insurance papers, contracts, tax documents etc. Scan them into the computer and then store them offsite. Again, if an Agility member you may use your myAgility account to store this information.
Delegate Responsibility – Every disaster recovery plan should have a list of 'who is responsible to do what tasks.' For example, someone needs to be assigned with the following: securing the existing site, finding a new work site if necessary, arranging for new computer systems, retrieving the backup data, restoring telephone and fax service.... the list goes on. It needs to be decided who will do what. Luckily if you are a member of Agility, you just need to delegate someone to call us and we will take care of the rest.
For more information about how Agility can help your businesses prepare and recover from disaster call 866.364.9696 or visit www.agilityrecovery.com