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Friday, 03 October 2014 18:58

Don’t Fly Too Close To The Sun

Written by  Tony Craythorne, VP Quorum

You would be worried if you did not have fire safety and evacuation plans in your office, so why would you not put the same risk assessment strategy in place for your data? Too many businesses do not have a disaster recovery (DR) plan, so my advice is to sit down and consider it immediately. Disaster recovery as a service (DraaS) or cloud-based DR strategies are now making data recovery plans far less complicated and highly efficient for UK businesses. Despite being able to re-think their DR plans in the cloud and make them so much easier, companies are still lax about testing the plan on a regular basis. One of the hurdles to most business continuity (BC)/DR plans is that regular testing, just like the office fire alarms, must occur to ensure the business is prepared should a disaster happen. A DR test is basically a fire alarm practice for your