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So, You are Contemplating Changing Recovery Software

Written by  Melanie J. Fels, CBCP

According to Webster, change is "to put or take in place of something else; to make different; alter." In today’s world, it is unlikely that you will survive if you cannot embrace the constant changes in technology, business practices, legislation, consumer demand and a myriad of other things. The one constant in our world today is "change." In my three plus years in business continuity, I have worked with three different software packages. When I joined the business continuity profession in October of 1994, I was trained on a DOS version of a leading hot site provider’s software. The plan produced with this software was little more than a word processing document. Although it did consist of a "recovery database", much of the plan’s content was in the form of word processing documents attached to the recovery plan’s tasks. With the Windows revolution, it was obvious the DOS recovery software was outlived.