Communication Plan Necessary for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity According to Janco

Oct 13, 2010, 12:04 ET from Janco Associates, Inc.

PARK CITY, Utah, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Janco Associates, Inc. announced the release of Version 5.7 of its Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Template as well as a policy and plan for communicating with the media with its new Incident Communication Plan template. Victor Janulaitis, the CEO of Janco said, "In reviewing the post-business interruption assessments of a number of our clients we found that one area where most enterprises fall short is communication with the media. Over half of the organizations we reviewed had no plan in place for media communications."  The CEO added, "Our data shows that when recovery plans work, over 60% of the time they do not communicate that success to the enterprise stakeholders in a timely manner." 

In the process of creating DRPs and BCPs for organizations around the globe, Janco has found every department in every corporation or organization needs a universal, yet comprehensive, DRP - BCP to safeguard the use of their computers, all related equipment, and information which support enterprise wide operations in the event of a disaster.  The WORD template is over 215 pages and can be used in the creation of a unique Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) and Business Continuity plan (BCP) for any entity. Janulaitis said, "Over 3,000 enterprises in over 65 countries have selected this template and made it the industry standard." 

Version 5.7 of the DRP/BCP template has a detailed communication strategy and policy included. "The template has checklists and examples of what is needed to get systems and networks back in working order quickly. Janco's work with clients who have suffered fires, earthquakes, floods, tornados, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, and other disasters has been used in creation of this inexpensive template," asserts Janulaitis.

The Incident Communication Plan, which was just released includes: an easily modifiable objective and policy statement; guidelines for how to deal with media requests for information, requests for interviews, surprise visits by media; best practices for news conferences; and best practices for media relationships; and a full job description for a Director Media Communications.

All of Janco's electronic documents are developed and maintained with the goal of having a base-point that enterprises of all sizes can use. Information on all of Janco's products can be found at

SOURCE Janco Associates, Inc.