Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1697)

Jack Chambers


1697. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if her Department has a disaster recovery plan, business continuity plan and or disaster recovery sites; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36238/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

The Department of Health currently provides ICT services to my Department under the terms of a Service Level Agreement and facilitates the provision of key IT services including a disaster recovery plan that covers DCYA services. As my Department transitions to the new Build to Share desktop service, provided by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, a new disaster recovery plan will be developed in line with new infrastructure and service arrangements.

As a result of my Department's relocation to Miesian Plaza a formally documented and approved business continuity plan is not currently in place within the Department, however one is in the process of being developed.

The relocation to Miesian Plaza has meant that currently no disaster recovery site is provisioned. A new site will be secured arising from the completed work on the IT services transition and the forthcoming Business Continuity Plan.