What is Disaster Recovery?
Disaster recovery (DR) consists of IT technologies and best practices designed to prevent or minimize data loss and business disruption resulting from catastrophic events—everything from equipment failures and localized power outages to cyberattacks, civil emergencies, criminal or military attacks, and natural disasters.
Many businesses—especially small- and mid-sized organizations—neglect to develop a reliable, practicable disaster recovery plan. Without such a plan, they have little protection from the impact of significantly disruptive events.
This neglect could cause businesses thousands and thousand’s of dollars.
So, IT disaster recovery planning strategies must be created to respond to these varied realities and perceptions. To that end, these strategies must address three (3) basic needs:
- Prevention (to avoid and minimize disaster frequency and occurrence).
- Anticipation (to identify likely disasters and related consequences).
- Mitigation (to take steps for managing disasters to minimize negative impact).
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Fundamental Planning Goals and Objectives
if and when that technology becomes temporarily unavailable, or totally inaccessible. Your ability and willingness to address these issues can offer several key operational benefits:
- To minimize the negative impact of any disaster.
- To save time and money in the recovery process in the event of a disaster.
- To provide for an orderly recovery process, reducing “panic” decision making.
- To protect technology assets owned by a business, maximizing ROI.
- To minimize legal or regulatory liabilities.
- To promote systems and IT service quality, reliability and security.
- To promote the value of technology and related IT services within your organization.
- To promote management awareness, and to set realistic expectations about the need for systems management tools and resources.