Disaster Recovery Assessment

How prepared is your organization for a disaster? What types of disasters have you planned for? Do you have a sufficient Disaster Recovery budget? What do you have in place to maintain and resource an effective Business Continuity Plan? These are all tough questions that need to be asked, but more importantly, they need to be answered.

Conducting a periodic review of your Business Continuity Plan is a prudent and business-critical mechanism to ensure your business can sustain a multitude of disasters, and hence stay in business.

Digitalembrace specializes in helping businesses meet their responsibilities to their clients, their shareholders, themselves, and their employees. Even if a business has an existing plan, a business must perform its due-diligence by constantly reviewing and evaluating its effectiveness... before a disaster strikes. An outside team of professionals can add great value and assurance in this area.

Our Approach

Digitalembrace's Disaster Recovery Assessment is a comprehensive review of the critical areas of your business, and its ability to sustain a disaster. The assessment provides you with the insight to react appropriately and proactively when faced with a disaster.

This approach is accomplished in 4 standard stages:

  • Stage 1 - Discovery & Information Gathering
  • Stage 2 - Business & Dependency Analysis
  • Stage 3 - Report Compilation
  • Stage 4 - Presentation of Deliverables

This approach will require approximately 3-4 weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your organization.

As part of the process, Digitalembrace compiles an inventory of Critical Systems, Secondary Systems, and Peripheral Systems, all of which can mean significant business loss in the event of a disaster. As a result, you will now see the Business Priority of each area.

Focus Areas

Our Assessment focuses on areas that can directly or indirectly affect your business in the event of a disaster. These areas include:

  • Personnel and Support Issues
  • Business Systems/Applications
  • Infrastructure Components
  • Environment and Workplace
  • User Systems/Small Systems

Your Deliverables

As a result of this assessment, you will be provided a written report containing the following:

  • An Inventory of Critical Systems
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Dependency Analysis
  • Current State of Risks
  • Recommendations and Action Plan

The results will be a part of your continuous BCP efforts and form the foundation for planning and budgeting your future needs.

With a Disaster Recovery Assessment from Digitalembrace, you will be provided with an assurance that you have completed due diligence in protecting your business.