So the place to begin defining your disaster recovery plan is not in the server room but rather out among the business units. For example, maybe you work for a financial institution that has to comply with Sarbanes_Oxley, HIPAA or PATRIOT Act regulations. Information availability is required under all conditions, including routine back_up. Fines for non_compliance and damage to reputation for failure to comply are huge. Or Your organization manufactures precision electronic components and your ERP and inventory management systems must be operational during the week. Downtime costs you /hour. However, routine maintenance can be performed during the week. Or Your company processes a high volume of data entry, fulfillment processing and shipping operations around the clock. Downtime has been calculated to be ผ꺜 per hour.
The Assignments. Your next step is to assign your tasks to the member in your group. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of each individual as try to assign tasks that are most suited to each member of the group. Include a clear outline of the task itself and the final goal of the task. Include a time frame and deadline as well as the maximum cost of this task. For each of these tasks also include a sequential set of steps that should be followed to complete the task.