Protecting day-to-day IT from disaster

Many of the teaching, administrative and research activities in College are heavily dependent on the numerous IT networks and services IT networks and services provided and supported by IS Services. The wireless network, College websites, email and printing services to name just a few are all essential to the day-to-day operation of College life.

With this in mind, IS Services are currently engaged in a project to ensure that all these services are properly protected from disaster events such as floods, fires, cyber-attacks and power failures in a comprehensive way which will minimise any downtime or disruption to staff and students.

IS Services have developed a ‘Disaster Recovery Strategy’ which we plan to implement which will involve running services from multiple data centre locations on campus as well as further protecting all important College information by ensuring that copies are regularly backed up off campus just in case.

The College IT Security Officer is also preparing a ‘Business Continuity Plan’ for IS Services. This is a document which sets out everyone’s roles and responsibilities and records the detailed steps which are necessary to recover information and resume services in the event of a major disaster in one of our computing facilities. This is a long term project involving input from every area in IS Services and many of our customers. We will keep you updated on our progress along the way.

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