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ISO 24762, and ISO Standard For Disaster Recovery

Anjar Priandoyo

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Disaster Recovery is an important issue during IT operation and management. For several years, there is no detail standard about how Disaster Recovery Management should be performed in the company. Recently the ISO released the new ISO for IT Disaster Recovery. Basically this new ISO provide guidance about:

  • Implementing, operating, monitoring and maintaining the necessary facilities and services necessary for disaster recovery.
  • Fallback and recovery support for the organization's ICT systems.
  • The capabilities which outsourced ICT disaster recovery service providers should possess and the practices they should follow, so as to provide basic secure operating environments and facilitate the organizations’ recovery efforts.
  • The selection of a recovery site (e. g. considering factors such as environmental stability, good infrastructure, etc. ), and
  • Requirements for ICT DR service providers to continuously improve their ICT DR services.

However this guidance is not the only important thing in the disaster recovery management, every company should also have separated policy and procedures against business continuity and also business resumption.

In the other perspective, some research also show that most large companies spend between 2% and 4% of their IT budget on disaster recovery planning; this is intended to avoid larger losses. Of companies that had a major loss of computerized data, 43% never reopen, 51% close within two years, and only 6% will survive long-term.

So this fact show to us that the IT disaster recovery is a must have because with the rise of information technology and the reliance on business-critical information the importance of protecting irreplaceable data has become a business priority in recent years. This is especially evident in information technology, with most companies relying on their computer systems as critical infrastructure in their business. provide online information about Disaster Recovery Management.


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