ERIC Number: ED493333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Crisis Preparedness: Leadership for IT Disaster Recovery. Backgrounder Brief. CoSN Essential Leadership Skills Series
Consortium for School Networking (NJ1)
When there is the unexpected disaster of any kind, school personnel, students, parents and communities expect to rely on communication and critical services such as payroll and access to student information the district provides and therefore the technology that supports them. Disaster recovery of IT-related operations and information is critical to the 24/7 operations of a school district and its overall business continuity planning. Communication and the continued availability of services are critical for school stakeholders. This strong reliance on technology presents significant challenges to today's school technology leader. Schools IT disaster recovery, one component of overall business continuity planning, refers broadly to precautions and coordinated steps that help identify and analyze risks, minimize the impact of the disaster and then enable the recovery of business and IT systems following the disruption. A disaster recovery plan includes a subset of tasks, resources and functions such as identifying vital records and other critical information, determining and prioritizing recovery needs and having backup solutions for data, equipment and people resources. [This Backgrounder Brief is an executive summary of "Crisis Preparedness: Leadership for IT Disaster Recovery," a component of CoSN's Essential Leadership Skills series.]
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role, Risk Management, School Districts, Strategic Planning, Computer Security, Information Technology, Information Management, Computer Mediated Communication
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium for School Networking, Washington, DC.