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Auditors - Ed's journal
Auditors are wonderful things.
They come every now and then, and ask questions about stuff.

Two of the questions they have asked us are:
Do you have a disaster recovery plan?
Are all your staff aware of it, and their role within it?

Now, we've long joked that our DR plan should actually be 'resign immediately, go to the pub, blow the rest of the travel budget on one way tickets, and don't bother coming back'.

However this would actually count - the auditors don't actually care if the disaster plan is any use, or preserves the business. They just care that we've got one, and can implement :).

Sounds a bit silly I know, but consider the 'small home business' - they might not back up the PC they use for word processing, simply because any lost data wouldn't really matter enough to make it worth the effort.
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paulbroz From: paulbroz Date: April 28th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah and then they come and moan at us when they loose it when we tell them to rebuild the system...
sobrique From: sobrique Date: April 28th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, of course.
Since someone figured out that it's far cheaper to whinge at our senior management, than it is to pay for the level of support they want.

We're still fighting that one.
mcnazgul From: mcnazgul Date: April 29th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Your oh-so-brilliant strategy at this point is to approach your management post-whining and suggest the draft plan you made earlier... make it as reader-friendly as possible & get their names in it.

The downside to your plan: you get to implement it... ;D
tya From: tya Date: April 28th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
May I use that as a suggestion for our disaster recovery plan? :-D

We actually don't have one... Or backups.
From: feanelwa Date: April 28th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, you just reminded me to back up my reconstructions from this week.
mrph From: mrph Date: April 28th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Disaster Recovery plans. Business Continuity plans. Oh yeah.

I think we keep them in the same cupboard as the leprechauns, the tartan paint and the honest lawyers... :)
sobrique From: sobrique Date: April 28th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lets not be forgetting the bacon stretchers, the skyhooks and the long weights (waits)
mcnazgul From: mcnazgul Date: April 29th, 2006 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
As well as the round tuits and the laid ers.

Weights surely? ':-?
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