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The State Of Disaster Recovery Preparedness 2017

Written by  STEPHANIE BALAOURAS

Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal have partnered to field a number of market studies in business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) in order to gather data for company comparison and benchmarking and to guide research and publication of best practices and recommendations for the industry. This study, which focuses on DR preparedness, was first fielded in the fall of 2008 and then again in 2011 and 2013. We designed this year’s study specifically to determine:Organizational confidence in DR preparations and preparedness Market drivers fueling continued improvement in DR preparedness. Organizational practices regarding DR program governance, planning, plan maintenance, and testing. How organizations provision and architect their data center recovery sites Current recovery objectives and technology adoption The most common causes of disaster declarations and downtime and the cost of downtime.A Slim Majority Feel Prepared For Major Disruption Since we first fielded this study in 2008, we have seen dramatic increases in the adoption