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The Disaster Recovery Handbook, 3rd Edition by Lawrence Webber, Michael Wallace

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5

BUILDING AN INTERIM PLAN

Don’t Just Sit There, Do Something

Build it and they will come.

—FIELD OF DREAMS

INTRODUCTION

Building an effective business continuity plan can take a great deal of time and resources. By this point, you have identified the processes critical to your business in the Business Impact Analysis (Chapter 2), identified the risks to these processes in your risk assessment (Chapter 3), and determined your strategy for building a comprehensive plan (Chapter 4). Until the primary disaster plan begins coming together (Chapters 16 to 27), there are 11 steps you can take right now to provide some initial protection. The steps you follow in this chapter will be expanded in great detail in later chapters. Even if your disaster planning ...

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