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Do Small, Medium Companies Implement DR Plans?

Written by  Roderick S. Barclay, Ph.D., CPA, CFE

This is not an article intended to describe a disaster recovery plan or discuss the need for a company to implement a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. Nor is it an academic article to discuss an argument or make sophisticated analysis of information. It is an article to discuss the information obtained and possibly encourage companies and other organizations to implement and maintain a disaster recovery plan. It is a given that companies should have a current disaster recovery plan in order to survive an unknown or unexpected disaster. After the events that have occurred this past calendar year, there is much additional incidental evidence that if a company fails to prepare for an unexpected event, they probably will not survive the disaster; and disasters can and do happen unexpectedly and without prior notice or probability. Last spring, Houston and Galveston, Texas, received an unexpectedly severe rainfall. One of the