Do you have an action plan if disaster strikes? Do you have the necessary resources to deal with disaster eventualities? When critical systems are affected (by human or natural causes), Disaster Recovery services are used to help you recover. Proper disaster recovery requires industry-specific expertise.
A 2009 Symantec report on Disaster Recovery Research indicates that disaster recovery is becoming one key factor in giving organizations an “edge” over others.
According to the Disaster Recovery Journal, an estimated $78,000 per hour is lost due to system downtime. Thus the losses incurred due to absence of proper disaster recovery service, approximately 40% of all businesses have now it an essential part of IT.
A good Disaster recovery plan should fit well with the needs of your business. With a solid, tested disaster recovery plan, you can respond in an organized, deliberate manner to a disasters, restore systems integrity and resume operations in the shortest time possible. Chiefly, this will also help reduce potential damage to the reputation of your organization.
A good disaster recovery plan will provide at least the following:
- Minimizes disruption and operational losses.
- Protect against potential threats.
- Manage the recovery operation in a deliberate manner
- Restore and maintain confidence from the public, stakeholders, and clients
Disaster Recovery is an ongoing process. It requires discipline to ensure your disaster recovery plan will be up to date and effective.