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Monday, 17 March 2014 14:50

Lessons from Katrina

Written by  Jim Reinert

As gulf coast businesses evaluate the effectiveness of their disaster recovery plans after Hurricane Katrina, a major area of focus will no doubt be data protection. As most know, a solid and secure data back-up procedure is a necessary part of any disaster recovery plan, and Katrina confirmed that you can never be too careful. For the lucky companies that utilized remote data back-up services – or had the foresight to ensure their backups were completely safe – next steps after dealing with equipment and property damage were easier to define. Having access to their data ensured that those businesses would be able to press on, despite other inconveniences.