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Monday, 19 November 2007 21:47

Preparing Like Europeans

Written by  Andrew B. McCrackan

Businesses are spending big on facilities and plans that will help them recover in the wake of disaster, but are they spending wisely? In today’s world of power crises, cyber hackers, terrorism, and increased climatic threats, businesses are responding with various means of recovering their mission-critical functions should such an event prevail. But what are they doing about prevention and protection? There is no doubt the ability to recover business functions is important but isn’t it better for everyone if the disaster is prevented? Of course it is impossible to prevent a severe storm occurring, but it could be possible to prevent this causing a business “disaster.” Preparation is not only about being prepared to recover, it’s also about preparing the organization to resist or counter the impact of a potentially disastrous event. Businesses should give equal focus on preventative as well as recovery strategies. European businesses are already embracing this concept,