Yearly Archives: 2013

Organizations with Virtual and Cloud Environments Get Serious About Improving Disaster Recovery Preparedness

Recently a group of executives, including myself, formed a new council whose aim is to increase disaster recovery preparedness and improve disaster recovery practices. The question is not if a disaster or outage could happen, but when it will occur and how prepared organizations are for that scenario. That’s why the council members and I believe that 2014 will be the year companies get serious about disaster recovery preparedness. We believe there are three important steps companies need to take in 2014:

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Highly Regulated Companies no better prepared for Disaster Recovery

Some of the preliminary findings from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness online survey have surprised us. For example, results indicate that organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and government, fail to make the grade for disaster recovery preparedness. In spite of strict regulations, these organizations do not appear to be better prepared than others to recover their IT systems in the event of a disaster.

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Highly regulated industries falling short when preparing for disaster recovery

Preliminary findings from a disaster recovery benchmark survey indicate that organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and government, fail to make the grade for disaster recovery preparedness. In spite of strict regulations, these organizations do not appear to be better prepared than others to recover critical IT systems in the event of a disaster.

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Failing to prepare for disaster recovery

The DRP Council was started last month by IT business, government and academic leaders with its mission to increase Disaster Recovery Preparedness awareness and improve DR practices.

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Dismal State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness Rampant Among Organizations of All Sizes

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recently a council was formed to gain a better understanding of Disaster Recovery (DR) best practices and make preparedness more cost-effective and efficient.

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