The laptop is used for school assignments, emails, contains e-books and an electronic address book (Rittinghouse & James 12).
Each of these assets will need a recovery window. This simply means how long one can do without the access to the resource. For example, the parents can do without email for about 6 hours. For the laptop, if one is in school, then the recovery window for the assignments and school assignments may be less than when on vacation. The next step is to define the recovery solution. Here, the major question is, how will each use of the asset be recovered? As we are dealing with data, there will be need for a disk back up for all the information on the desktop and the laptop. Dat replication can also be used where this is done at an offsite. Each asset based on its value, should have a recovery window and the appropriate recovery solution. For example, the emails on the desktop are through Miscrosoft Outlook. Microsoft offers its exchange hosted continuity as backup. The draft plan needs to be put down on paper, defining the assets and how they will be protected. The plan needs to be communicated to all those who use the assets. The users will be aware of how to asses and use the various applications in case of disaster. The plan needs to be tested and refined, and retested to ensure that it can be implemented in case of a disaster (Rittinghouse & James