Worst case scenario

Disaster recovery (DR) planning started to shoot up the agenda in company boardrooms after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. While it can mean anything from a fire in a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) to severe business interruption caused by terrorism, disaster recovery is now being taken more seriously.

Jill Woolf, MD of public relations firm Chimera Communications has written DR plans and says every company, no matter what the scale, should have one.

"The objective is to keep