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Volume 27, Issue 4

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Prepare or Fail

Written by  Mike Sheehan November 17, 2007

"If you’re failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail" — Bobby Collins When it comes to Disaster Recovery (DR), pre-planning is of the utmost importance, especially if you are the one responsible for timely restoration of IT resources. Considering that many written plans still have shortcomings, imagine what would happen without any plan or recovery exercises. It is easy to imagine the eventual consequences, yet this is a scenario still being gambled on by many. This article is intended to provide relevant and factual information to help you plan your DR resources. After experiencing far too many corporate disasters, most plans fail to appropriately measure personnel factors. For instance, during a major hurricane, many employees may be unable to make it to the control center, and most really did not care about the company at that point, when more pressing family matters were of importance. So if you really want dedication, factor

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