“We have a plan”

When working with prospective clients, I’m often told “We already have a plan, so we do not need your services.”  One of the most telling signs is the use of the singular form of the word “plan”.  Many very small companies only need a single plan, but larger companies usually need multiple plans to be truly prepared.  Separate plans may cover different departments, business units and/or entities.  If your company uses various resources to function and operate today, you would want to be able to recover each of those resources in the case of a disaster.  Those resources may each have a different RTO (Recovery Time Objective) or RPO (Recovery Point Objective), but leaving these different parts of a business without plans is the all too common shotgun approach, which tends to have a high failure rate.


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