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Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:19

Data Recovery Completes Disaster Recovery

Written by  Jim Reinert

In the wake of several events in recent years, the topic of disaster recovery planning has taken on renewed importance. Small and large companies alike are being forced to evaluate their disaster responses for every level of their business. From human capital to facilities, office supplies to computer systems, there are a multitude of issues requiring immediate attention after a disaster. Re-establishing technology infrastructure is often considered the most important goal for maintaining business continuity. Employees need immediate access to documents, spreadsheets, presentations and especially e-mail – today’s most widely used business communications tool. But what happens when computers are up and running, yet no data can be found? Challenges Facing Existing Disaster Recovery Systems Most disaster recovery plans address contingencies for dealing with the effects of fire damage, floods, tornados and high winds, earthquakes, computer crime and even terrorist attacks. While such plans generally detail how to quickly and efficiently restore