Planning for a potential disaster and subsequent recovery is critical
to any company's business operations. Generally a disaster is any event
that impedes the continuation of normal system functions. A disaster
recovery plan or business continuity plan should be in place to clarify
the steps required to be taken in the event of a disaster. A disaster
recovery plan minimizes the negative effects and quickly restores
critical business operations.

There are a number of reasons businesses require an effective and up
to date disaster recovery plan but of prime importance is the
continuation of business operations. A high percentage of businesses
do not have a disaster recovery plan and many do not see the need for
one until they experience a disaster.

In today's busy world where most things are required without delay a
system outage is just not tolerable and can have a wide range of
negative effects from staff morale, customer satisfaction to impacting
sales to name a few. Then there is the back log of work that
accumulates during the disaster while the systems are not operational.

Businesses neglect disaster recovery plans as they can perceive them to
be too complex to be created which can result in a viewpoint of an all
or nothing choice. A good disaster recovery plan should be tailored to
the business concentrating on getting the critical business operations
up and running ASAP. Not many businesses can afford or are prepared to
have systems in place that offer a full system recovery in the case of
a disaster.

With the maturing of virtualisation technologies the ability of
recovering from a disaster can be relatively simple and cost effective
when planned and tested on a regular basis.

How is your disaster recovery plan?

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