Webinar this week: the State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness

“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.

DANGER SIGNAL 1: 3 out of 4 companies worldwide are failing in terms of disaster readiness. Having lots of company will be no consolation for organizations that have failed to respond to the alarming rise in intentional and accidental threats to IT systems.

DANGER SIGNAL 2: More than half of companies worldwide report having lost critical applications or most/all datacenter functionality for hours or even days. Once again, more evidence that business is at-risk for crippling losses.

DANGER SIGNAL 3: Human error is the #2 cause of outages and data loss, reported by 43.5% companies reporting in. How does your disaster recovery plan address this key vulnerability?

The good news? There are specific actions you can take right now to be better prepared to recover your systems in the event of an outage.

STEP 1:

Register for this Wednesday’s online webinar (March 26, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST). I’ll give you a closer look at these sobering facts, and much more. If your DR plan needs bolstering, it could be the best hour you spend all year.

STEP 2:

Get better informed. These findings are based on real-world reporting, not theoretical scenarios. They come directly from the 2014 Annual Report on the State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness, an analysis of DR experience gathered from hundreds of organizations worldwide. Visit the www.DRbenchmark.org website for your free copy of the report.

STEP 3:

Get a free trial of PHD Virtual Reliable DR and see how you can affordably test your recovery capabilities every week, every day or every hour if you want—a breakthrough in DR planning and preparedness.

As a reminder, this Wednesday’s online webinarwill be a sneak-preview of my presentation at Disaster Recovery Journal’s Spring World 2014, the world’s largest business continuity conference and exhibition, set for March 30 – April 2, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Hope to see you there, or catch up soon after.

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