most businesses, regardless of size or industry, formal business
continuity and/or disaster recovery planning is consistently
under-funded and generally neglected by management. The business
risks associated with this attitude can be very high but are not
understood. Those plans that are in place simply don’t work.
This is not surprising since disaster recovery hasn''t been given
sufficient consideration, ensuring that plans are rarely tested (if
ever) and equally rarely updated to reflect changes in process,
technology or applications. In an emergency, there are many
continuity requirements within an organisation’s business and
services covering processes, facilities, and personnel. IT and a
range of business units across the whole organisation must work
together, both in planning for continuity and in its execution.