Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (441)

Jack Chambers

Question:

441. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has a disaster recovery plan, business continuity plan and-or disaster recovery sites; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36242/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department has a Business Continuity Plan which is updated as necessary. The Plan aims to mitigate the key risks that impact significantly on critical business operations and to ensure that the maximum possible service levels are maintained in the event of a major incident.

In this context, Disaster Recovery Plans are tested regularly to ensure that critical I.T. systems can be recovered. The Department utilises its geographically dispersed nature to provide alternative systems at a safe distance from the primary location of its I.T. systems.