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Planning for Disaster: The Best Practice Approach To Recovery

Written by  STUART NIELSEN-MARSH

In the current business climate where budgets are increasingly stretched, competition is increasing, and the impetus is on doing more, there is a driving need for organizations to ensure operations are running smoothly. While the ever-important customer experience and day-to-day operations are the most obvious candidates, there is also the need to ensure all systems within the business are not only working, but accessible. Business-critical data must be available at all times because if it isn’t, then the impact on your customers, reputation, staff, and indeed the bottom line, can be catastrophic. One of the biggest risks to your organization is human error. And it doesn’t end there. What if your business suffers a DDoS attack? Or if your network fails? What happens if your building floods? Can your employees access the systems and data they need in order for them to carry on business as usual? More often than not,