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Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

  • Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy-

    Look Beyond IT

    Remember to look beyond IT when identifying personnel that will have a key role in disaster situations. Examine all business functions, identify those that are critical to maintaining business continuity and develop a recovery strategy for each. Effective recovery plans apply to all critical business departments, connect the appropriate people in the right way and guide them through the process of what to do in the event of a disaster or outage.

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Seven Steps for Developing a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

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    Look Beyond IT

    Remember to look beyond IT when identifying personnel that will have a key role in disaster situations. Examine all business functions, identify those that are critical to maintaining business continuity and develop a recovery strategy for each. Effective recovery plans apply to all critical business departments, connect the appropriate people in the right way and guide them through the process of what to do in the event of a disaster or outage.

With the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, the constant threat of tornadoes in the Midwest, and a looming strain on the electric grid from summer heat waves, companies must ensure that their disaster recovery strategies are rock solid and battle-tested. Downtime costs money – and a lot of it. According to the 2014 State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness report, the cost of losing business-critical applications to outages can be as high as $5,000 a minute. Companies can't afford to play Russian roulette with disaster recovery and business continuity. They need to institute a plan now – before disaster strikes. And companies today no longer have an excuse for inaction. Free tools, like BC/DR Link™, are easily accessible to help companies build and customize their own disaster recovery plan so they can confidently respond to a disaster or outage and recover their systems rapidly, effectively and efficiently.

Here are seven considerations from backup and disaster recovery leader Unitrends to keep top of mind when developing a successful disaster recovery strategy.