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Protecting Your Data, Protecting Your Business

Written by  Chris Midgley

There is no doubt there is a new urgency and focus on business continuity and data protection – as two of the most critical aspects of disaster recovery for organizations today. The impact of recent world events, coupled with an overwhelming dependency on electronic data in virtually every business sector, has caused a majority of organizations to take a step back and re-examine their data protection strategies a moving forward. For the Fortune 500 companies of the world, these aspects of disaster recovery planning often involve investing millions of dollars in completely redundant off site systems and/or data centers. However, for the many thousands of companies that are not among the largest enterprises worldwide, effective data protection can be a daunting task. In this article, we will look at some of the major aspects of corporate data protection and business continuity planning and explain why they are such crucial components of