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Why Your Business Needs On-Site Testing

Written by  Chris Cooper

Most recovery plans include off-site IT or data tests which involve recovering key systems and data from an off-site location. These tests protect critical information but overlook vital resources that keep your business going after a disruption has occurred such as people, locations, communications, and supplies. Disruptions impact every part of your organization. To truly be prepared, you have to test all of your company’s resources onsite. This allows you to address critical issues that go beyond data restoration such as how to resume operations if your physical structure or phone system has been destroyed. On-site testing enables you to test recovery plans using real-life scenarios, which is far more effective. During an onsite test, mobile recovery stations and equipment are delivered to your business. Employees implement solutions to serve customers as if a disaster had actually occurred. This more realistic approach to testing benefits your overall business continuity strategy in