Few recovery team members have ever experienced an actual disaster event. The only way that they can be prepared for the real thing is through comprehensive training. And in most circumstances, training is spelled T-E-S-T-I-N-G.
Fundamentally, there are two ways of training/testing: physical and simulated. Both should be used and everyone from the most senior management to the newest team member to outside vendors, customers and suppliers should be trained. Training and testing is also one of the best ways to develop and sustain interest and vibrancy in the program.
WTG works with our clients to develop a life-cycle testing program that steadily improves their recovery capabilities and protects not only the business, but the investment in the recovery capability.