LDRPS is one of SunGard’s solutions. It’s the word “living” that has particular significance . Static systems don’t suffice. Not only are disasters often unpredictable, but their nature and scope also change over time. Yesterday’s fire is not the same as tomorrow’s flooding. Any approach to disaster recovery has to remain flexible enough to take account of such changes. To paraphrase Eisenhower, the business continuity plan is nothing – but the business continuity planning is everything. What is key is adjusting continually to changes in situations and environments, and having the tools to do this efficiently and effectively.
Any time you have more individual business continuity plans than you can count on the fingers of one hand, it’s time to think about using the right IT tools. And if you’re supporting hundreds of locations, thousands of users and thousands of plans, it’s clearly no longer an option, but a necessity. That’s where the “living” part of a disaster recovery planning system is so important. After the first stage where a planning system helps to create preparedness plans for all departments in an organization, it then also has to empower you to centrally develop and manage ongoing business continuity planning.
A business continuity plan can’t be frozen, because disasters are not frozen either and neither are the environments in which they can happen. Impacts and therefore the need for continuity planning can be felt at an employee productivity level, but also at a site, a product and even a market level. There are multiple parameters whose values can change over time. That’s what accounts for the frequently high number of plans to be managed. What’s good about a solution like SunGard LDRPS is that the word “living” in its name also corresponds to its functionalities for making plans evolve in synchronisation with the changes in the BC environment.
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