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Aug 26
2013

Backup quarterbacks and disaster plans

Posted by: Jarrett F Potts in DRJ Blogs

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Jarrett F Potts

In professional sports today, the coach always has a “plan B.” In the NFL, those are called backup quarterbacks. There is even a backup to the backup. In football, however, they know and understand that a player can get hurt on any play. They might not know how or when, but they know it’s coming.

 

The world of data protection is a little different. Most people think that a disaster will never happen to them. They think they will never have a fire or flood. While that may could be true, you really can’t afford to take that risk.

 

If a football team did not insure itself with a backup quarterback, the coach would get fired and the team would not have a great season. If you do not have a disaster recovery plan, what happens?

 

Planning for a disaster is not hard, but it does take time. If time is not something you have, you may need to outsource it. However, it is an exercise that you need to do as it could save your business (and your job).