Abu Dhabi to set up an IT disaster recovery centre to improve business continuity, reports WAM
The Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council today approved the establishment of a Disaster Recovery Centre which will ensure proper functioning of IT systems and business continuity across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in case of any incident that could affect work in the main government data centre.
The meeting reviewed details of the project and its vital importance in mitigating impact of disasters on the infrastructure of the Abu Dhabi government network in case of disruption of services or breakdown in the main centre.
The project will boost the confidence of the IT community and investors and businesses, regarding the efficiency of government services, resilience, emergency response and measures taken to reduce risks that government economic services could face.
It also aims to improve its e-government preparedness as measured by the e-government international index.
The need for Disaster Recovery and Business continuity planning
According to CPNI:
The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is an essential part of any organisation’s response planning. It sets out how the business will operate following an incident and how it expects to return to ‘business as usual’ in the quickest possible time afterwards.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has an excellent resource on complete Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan (DPRP), for businesses and governments.