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I saw an encouraging sign the other day in a Tech Target 2014 Market Intelligence report. It provided a list of the top IT projects for this year based on a survey of IT professionals. Number one of the list was server virtualization. And number two? Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR). The question is, where is BC/DR on your priority list?
As people around the globe were taking the World Backup Day pledge last week, I was presenting at Spring World 2014, the world’s largest BC/DR conference. As I reported, the vast majority of organizations are NOT prepared to respond to intentional or accidental threats to IT systems.
How do we convince upper management to fund disaster recovery? Getting the executive team on your side is a foundational step toward developing and implementing a sound DR plan. Like most things in life, I think communications is key — both what you say and how you say it.
“If you’re not paranoid, you’re not paying attention.” It’s an old joke, but one that rings true as I finish my presentation for this Wednesday’s online webinar with The Disaster Recovery Journal. Here are just three of the danger signals from the 2014 Annual Report on the State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness that I’ll describe during the webinar.