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Myth-Busting the Obstacles to Disaster Recovery Planning

Written by  MIKE DENAPOLI Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:41

Until recently, obstacles such as cost, “low-risk” perception, limited staff, and lack of technical knowledge have stymied disaster recovery (DR) planning for many businesses. While these concerns may have been valid reasons to neglect DR planning five years ago, technological advancements are now changing this scenario. Today, for most businesses, DR planning is not only affordable but essential. When companies examine the four myths that have prevented them from engaging in DR planning in the past, they are likely to discover that those obstacles are more myth than reality.Myth 1: It’s too expensiveToday’s DR plans cost a fraction of what they did a decade ago. In fact, a DR plan costs a fraction of what the average hour of downtime costs, which often equates to more than $40,000 per hour. So when you begin exploring DR plans, first focus on how your data is directly plugged into lost revenue and