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Maximizing IT Uptime When Disaster Strikes

Written by  David Weiss

When we think of disaster, we tend to think of fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and now terrorism. But an event does not need to be large-scale or catastrophic to qualify as a disaster. Human error, malicious behavior, and even the complexity of the systems themselves can bring about high-impact outages that affect your service levels and business operations. In order to build a resilient communications network that can survive any type of disaster, organizations must create a contingency plan that considers the people, hardware, operating and escalation plans, and, ultimately, the money to put it all together and keep it running.