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10 Reasons Your Boss Should Invest in a DR Plan

Written by  Robin Howard October 22, 2010

Do you remember the old mob movies where the gangster extorts money from the business owner in exchange for protection? “What if I don’t pay?” he asks. “Well then, I can’t promise that something bad won’t happen to you,” the mobster replies, pounding his fist into his palm menacingly. It reminds me of the time I had to convince my boss that we needed to throw down some cash on a disaster recovery system. He wanted a good reason why he should pay for it, and the best answer I could manage at the time was, “Well, something bad might happen if you don’t.” However, it turns out that argument only works in the movies. Since then I’ve worked on my argument, which I will share with you so you don’t have to deliver vague threats in a bad Brooklyn accent when you make your own case (unless you’re from Brooklyn, and then by


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