Providing a sense of security
Minimizing risk of delays
Guaranteeing the reliability of standby systems
Providing a standard for testing the plan
Minimizing decision-making during a disaster
A disaster recovery plan is a comprehensive statement of consistent actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster. The plan should be documented and tested to ensure the continuity of operations and availability of critical resources in the event of a disaster. Most businesses depend heavily on technology and automated systems, and their disruption for even a few days could cause severe financial loss and threaten survival.