You’re I.T. systems are completely backed up, you can restore, it’s tested, just a case of pressing all the correct buttons in order, right? I hope so. If you are not sure here is very quick “bench-marking questions” for assessing if you truly are ready.

Answer the questions below honestly and it will give you and insight to whether you truly are prepared.

I assess regularly which critical systems I need to run my business?
(Critical systems include but are not limited to, software, servers, EPOS, power, internet access)
I have never assessed I have assessed when I set my DR plan I assessed within last 6-12 months I assessed within the last 3 months
0 Points 1 Point 3 Points 5 Points

 

I understand in any disaster scenario how long it will take to become fully operational again?

(consider I.T. systems, as well as services such as power-outages and internet)

I don’t know the recovery times I have an idea of how long it would take for some scenarios I know how long it should take to recover is most scenarios I know under all circumstances how long it will take to recover
0 Points 1 Point 3 Points 5 Points

 

I tested my recover processes and verified them to cover all disaster scenarios when?

(consider I.T. systems, as well as services such as power-outages and internet)

I have never fully tested all scenarios I have tested some disaster scenarios with last 6-12 months I have tested all scenarios within last 6-12 months I have tested all scenarios within last 3 months
0 Points 1 Point 3 Points 5 Points

 

I have identified which systems/services in a total loss of all business functions are the most important to be recovered and have ordered these business functions with a priority?

(i.e. Telecoms, Email, LOB applications, accounting systems, website)

I have never prioritised

 

I have some form of priority, but this has not have been documented I have a documented priorities however not all key staff are aware I have prioritised and documented, and key staff members are aware of recovery order objectives.

 

0 Points 1 Point 3 Points 5 Points

 

Do you know per hour, per day, per week how much downtime of your critical systems costs you?

(i.e. consider employee costs, loss of business, cost of restoration etc)

I have never worked out the costs

 

I understand what my costs per week of lost business approximately I know my daily and weekly costs I have worked out the costs down to the hour

 

0 Points 1 Point 3 Points 5 Points

 

Now add up your points!           

23+ You really know your business and its value – top marks
15-22 Looks like you are on top of things overall, maybe a few tweaks here and there to increase your knowledge and protection
9-15 Hmmmm. There maybe a few areas that need some time and attention to ensure when disaster strikes you are prepared
0-9 Run around and scream fire! (ok not really) but it is quite serious! If disaster does strike the chances are the recovery process will not go to plan or will not work at all

 

Whatever your rating Evaris are here to help. We have a team of consultants who would be happy to come and review your current solutions and advise. To contact us regarding this please contact via social media or email: robertg@evaris.com