However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
—SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
With the results of the Business Impact Analysis and risk assessment in hand, it is time to select a recovery strategy. The recovery strategy is the overall direction for planning your recovery. It provides the “what” of your recovery plan. Individual plans are the “how” it will be done. An approved strategy keeps the company’s recovery plans in sync and avoids working at cross purposes.
A recovery strategy is not for restoring things to the way they were before. It is for restoring vital business functions to a minimally acceptable level of service. This minimal level of service enables ...