A live test of a mutual agreement for IT system recovery has been carried out, including a four-hour
test of intensive usage by the business units. The test has been successful, but gives only partial
assurance that the:
system and the IT operations team can sustain operations in the emergency environment.
resources and the environment could sustain the transaction load.
connectivity to the applications at the remote site meets response time requirements.
workflow of actual business operations can use the emergency system in case of a disaster.
The applications have been intensively operated, therefore choices B, C and D have been actually
tested, but the capability of the system and the IT operations team to sustain and support this
environment (ancillary operations, batch closing, error corrections, output distribution, etc.) is only