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10 Ways to Prepare Your IT Organization for the Next Crisis

Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic can help IT leaders and managers get ready for the next emergency.
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7. Test Your DR Plan

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Image: Pixabay

While the pandemic did not result in data center outages, the next crisis very well could, making a disaster recovery (DR) plan essential. Most enterprises have a DR plan, but many don't test those plans as often as they should. If you don't have a regular testing schedule or you test it only once a year or less, now is a good time to think about getting on a better schedule.

Remember that you also need to maintain your DR plan. As your IT environment changes, you will likely need to update your DR plan in response. In addition, now would be a good time to incorporate some of the things you've learned from the pandemic into your DR plan.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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