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The Six ‘Gotchas’ of Disaster Recovery


It is no surprise that disaster preparation is top of mind among people these days. The images and stories coming out of Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country inevitably lead to people wondering, “What would I do if the earth moved or water flooded my state, city, or neighborhood?” From a business perspective, much of disaster planning revolves around all-important data back-up and recovery processes. Whether a disruption is the result of a cataclysmic event or a hardware malfunction, real business continuity cannot be maintained in this digital age without off-site backup. But off-site data backups are no magic solution for disaster recovery. There’s a lot more to the story. There are many factors that can snag the recovery process if businesses aren’t careful. Here are six of the biggest issues organizations may face