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Data disasters happen every day

  • Created: 10 May, 2012

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An interesting article in the Memphis Daily News last year reports that most CEOs may not realize that data disasters occur every day, and the repercussions can be devastating.

Data disasters happen every day

An interesting article in the Memphis Daily News last year reports that most CEOs may not realize that data disasters occur every day, and the repercussions can be devastating.

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=60526

The article states that A 2007 MetaGroup study found that only 3% of data losses occur due to natural disasters; 97 % are due to mechanical failure or human error, both of which are far more common. Fortunately, the preparation for both types of disasters is much the same.

The article outlines five important questions CEOs should consider in planning for disaster recovery

  1. What systems and information are absolutely critical to running your business day-to-day? Emails? Accounting data? Customer records? All of the above?
  2. How long could you operate without that data before your business suffered? A few hours? A day? Several days?
  3. When is your data backed up? Multiple times a day? Every day?
  4. Where and how is your backup data stored? On site? Off site? Out of market?
  5. Who will retrieve your data in the event of a loss

The bottom line: Businesses with continuity plans outlining where they will go and what equipment they will use may be ahead of the game, but if they don't know how they will recover their data, those plans won't really matter.

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