Because your business survival may depend on the availability of time-sensitive business information - how thoroughly do you pre-qualify your off-site storage vendor, alternate storage location or in-house vault or backup location? What technical standards criteria do you use? Without the data, there is no recovery, but storing critical information off-site requires more than just a storage warehouse.
In light of the increased frequency with which off-site storage vendors have been experiencing major losses to their facilities and the vital records stored therein, it is of utmost importance to review and understand what protection and response standards your selected vendors or alternate storage locations adhere to. Five of the most recent and serious off-site storage facility losses have caused contingency planners, risk managers, facility managers, records management personnel, information managers and off-site storage vendors to take a closer look at their exposures in this area.