Disaster Recovery Capability Assessment

What is it?

An Effectus Disaster Recovery Capability Assessment determines your organisation's disaster recovery capability and measures it against good practice in this field. As part of the assessment process, IT Managers rate their own capability for each of the key assessment areas.

How will it help you?

A capability assessment will help you to identify risks and priorities and determine how best to mitigate them in the case of natural or man-made disasters.

It is important to keep in mind that Disaster Recovery is not simply the duplication of infrastructure. Your IT team needs to focus on recovering systems that are mission critical to the organisation. These are the systems and key business processes that keep your organisation operating. If your business managers haven’t identified what these systems and processes are, and it isn’t a priority, then you won't have confidence that these services can be recovered in the event of a disaster.

Disaster Recovery in itself is NOT Business Continuity Planning or Business Continuity Management, however Disaster Recovery should be aligned with the bigger picture of Business Continuity Management.

Next Steps

  • Do you need to develop Service Recovery Targets and a Disaster Recovery Plan? Have you tested your ability to recover in a disaster? Why not start with a Disaster Recovery Capability Assessment?
  • If you would like to talk to a reference client for this service, please contact us.