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Why exploring DRaaS should be one of your business continuity New Year’s resolutions

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming more popular as a business continuity technology. Mick Bradley looks at what is currently possible using DRaaS and how the technology will develop in the future.

2018 was another year of IT outages and cyber attacks. Despite significant cyber security budgets, malicious attacks and careless mistakes from employees have unnecessarily interrupted business processes, leading to financial losses as well as diminishing customer confidence. With this in mind, many organizations are looking at how to better secure their IT systems to make sure we don’t see more of the same in 2019.

Unfortunately, despite investing in the latest security technology, there is often nothing that can be done to stop these incidents from happening. Even with the tightest security, some attacks still manage to sneak through. If organizations want to mitigate these risks, one thing they can do is invest in minimising the impact on customers and end users. However, Arcserve research has shown that despite the fact that nearly half of global IT decision-makers feel like they have less than one hour to recover business-critical data before it starts impacting revenue, only 26 percent are extremely confident in their ability to do so.

So, how can organizations address this issue? How can they make sure that 2019 is not another year punctuated by unnecessary disruptions to business processes?