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Global Benchmark Study Reveals 73% of Companies are Unprepared for Disaster Recovery

The Disaster Recovery Preparedness (DRP) Council announced today findings from its 2014 annual benchmark study which show that 73% of respondent organizations worldwide are not taking adequate steps to protect their data and IT systems. According to participants, poor planning, testing and technological deficiencies have led to more than $5M worth of critical applications failure, data center outages and data loss.

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The good news: Best Practices emerging from DR Preparedness research

Based on DR Preparedness Countil research, some companies seem to be doing much better at preparing for outages and they exhibit certain traits that distinguish them from others who are not doing so well. Here are a few examples of what companies are doing right.

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Lack of Planning/Testing a Major Culprit in Failures of DR Preparedness

In this blog I want to focus on the lack of DR planning by most organizations indicated in the benchmark survey results. It is this lack of preparation that impedes more rapid recovery from outages and costs businesses worldwide millions of dollars in lost revenues and damaged reputations every year.

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Using Trade Assns. & Expert Consultants in Disaster Planning and Recovery

Manufacturers can rely on trade groups and expert consultants in their disaster planning, says Michael Keating in his latest Expert’s Corner. This is Keating’s seventh article in the series on disaster planning and recovery. His series advises manufacturers what to

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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 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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Preliminary Survey Results Show 3 Out of 4 Companies Fail to Prepare for Disaster Recovery

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 13, 2013 – Initial results from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness online benchmark survey show the dismal state of DR preparedness of companies worldwide, according to a new report from the DR Preparedness Council.

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Benchmark Your DR Preparedness

Disaster Recovery (and Business Continuity) were sometimes an afterthought even as recently as a few years ago. When I started out in IT the attitude was usually similar to that of an ostrich burying its head in the sand.

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