Performing a regular review and audit of your contingency and back-up arrangements is nothing short of due diligence. It is essential for your assurance - to help ensure that you are able to withstand and recover from a major incident.
As obvious as this is, it is a fact that many organizations rarely if ever perform such a review. This is not a good short cut to take!
Of course, starting with a blank piece of paper can make the task less than appealing. However, this is simply not necessary.
A toolkit is now commercially available to act as a starting point. It provides checklists, questionnaires and various other items to help fill the void. The Disaster Recovery Toolkit is another item we have brought on board to offer directly from The Disaster Recovery Guide, at a fairly trivial cost.
The following pages provide a graphic description of the product, including a good number of snapshot images.
Information on The Disaster Recovery Toolkit