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10 mistakes to avoid in your disaster recovery planning process
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of February 2014 Vol. 12 No. 12
Don't make your disaster recovery planning process even harder than it is by trying to do too much or cutting corners. Careful planning is your best bet for a successful recovery. At the start of the new year, many IT folks (and perhaps a few business managers) resolve to take steps to prevent avoidable interruption events and to cope with interruptions that simply can't be avoided. In short, they decide to get serious about data protection and disaster recovery planning for business IT operations. Why the disaster recovery planning process can be so tough Disaster recovery (DR) planning is a complex and time-consuming task when done properly, which helps to explain why, for the past few years, surveys have shown the number of companies with continuity plans on the decline. In one annual PricewaterhouseCoopers study, companies with DR plans are down from roughly 50% of those previously surveyed to approximately 39% last year. Of these companies, the ones that actually test their plans are usually a fraction of those that claim ...
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