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Does Complacency Have a Place in Disaster Recovery Planning?

How many IT disasters can you reasonably prepare for? The big “total wipe-out” disasters like the data centre hit by a plane (for those enterprises close to airports), systems rooms flooded out (move it to a higher floor beforehand), or … Continue reading

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In Disaster Recovery, Do You Know What You Are Recovering?

In theory, disaster recovery planning and management are what every self-respecting organization should practice. Restoring systems, databases, and networks – and more importantly, IT-enabled business functionality – after an incident is one of the highest priorities for most enterprises, so … Continue reading

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Why Disaster Recovery in Your Pocket is Logical and Natural

Listen to some marketing gurus and you’ll hear that human beings were never meant to sit at desks. Mobility is built into people, they claim. In that case, as technology is driving today’s businesses, it needs to move around with … Continue reading

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How Much Does Disaster Recovery Cost?

Good disaster recovery may be what saves an enterprise from extinction. But disaster recovery planning and preparation has a cost in terms of time, effort and money. Senior management knows that a company will need to make an investment in … Continue reading

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Where are the Likely Holes in Your Disaster Recovery Planning?

No disaster recovery plan is perfect. However, there is a big difference between knowing about and managing limitations; and being caught wrong-footed by a problem you never thought about. Some items seem to consistently make the ‘hit parade’ of omissions … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Planning also needs Business Common Sense

For those who haven’t had the benefit of participating in a DRI International course on disaster recovery planning best practices, watch out! There’s still a tendency in some organisations to adopt a ‘one size fits all’ or else a “leave … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery Planning – How Much Do IT Vendors Really Understand?

There is no shortage of hardware and software products to help enterprises with their IT, but when it comes to disaster recovery planning, vendors may not be the best placed to advise. The most effective DR also means having the … Continue reading

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How to Simulate a Disaster or Even Deliberately Create One

As every good disaster recovery practitioner knows, a DR plan must be tested if it is to have real credibility. DR managers are often limited to simulations of disasters, with varying degrees of effectiveness. In general, the two dimensions that … Continue reading

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Business Impact Analysis – The Input, the Whole Input, Nothing but the Input

Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a key part of the Disaster Recovery Planning process. Good judgment is a part of the whole DR planning, but the specific challenge of identifying possible risks and their impact in the first place is … Continue reading

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