Focus on Business Continuity Instead of Disaster Recovery

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Organizations expend tremendous amounts of time and money to develop and implement disaster recovery (DR) strategies. After all, the risk of business disruption is great—and costly. One hour of downtime costs the average company $163,674.141. Even a few minutes of downtime could mean substantial loss. Most DR plans only address large events that rarely occur, such as fire, widespread power outage, or natural disaster. Much more common are everyday “disasters” such as server failures, memory meltdowns, and human error. Disaster recovery is simply not an appropriate solution for such frequent and disruptive situations; organizations should be able to work through system faults or site-level problems and avoid any disruption to business operations entirely. Download our white paper, “Focus on Business Continuity Instead of Disaster Recovery,” to learn about the importance of being prepared for everyday disasters.


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