Assignment On Business Continuity Planning

Complete the real world exercises at the end of the chapter.

Write your answers in complete sentences and use APA formatting rules. Each answer should be a minimum of 1 paragraph (3 or more sentences)

1. Using a Web browser, search for the following terms: “business continu- ity planning,” “disaster recovery planning,” “business resumption plan- ning,” and “contingency planning.” Review the examples and definitions you find. What do you notice about the semantic concepts behind the searches for these compound terms?

2.Using a Web browser, access the online version of Disaster Recovery Journal (www.drj. com). Review the articles in the latest issue (this may require some form of user registration). Identify articles that the individuals in the Opening Case Scenario would benefit from at this point in their process. Bring them to class to discuss.

3.Using a Web browser, search for the term “disaster recovery plan.” Identify three or four examples of what appear to be comprehensive plans, different from the samples presented in this chapter. What do these have in common? Create an outline for a DR plan using these examples. Bring them to class to discuss.

4Imagine that a disaster, such as a fire, has befallen your home, damaging your belongings and some of the interior walls. What would your priori- ties be in assessing the damage and working to reoccupy your home? Cre- ate a prioritized list and timetable to accomplish this task.

5.This chapter listed several natural disasters that routinely occur in various

parts of the United States. Using a Web browser or library research tool, identify the dis- asters that occur regularly in your area. Prioritize this list based on probability of occur- rence and potential damage. What should organizations in your area do to prepare for these disasters?

6.Using a Web browser, search for organizations in your area (and nearby areas) that offer DR training. What topics do they cover in their training? Create a list of the topics covered by each organization and look for topics covered across the offerings.

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