What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?

  • A Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan is the strategy an organization uses to recover business operations quickly in the event of a disaster
  • Businesses must define what classifies as a disaster and the impact a disaster could have
  • A disaster should be defined more by the impact it has on the organization than the event itself
  • Disasters with the highest likelihood and impact should be the main focus of your DR Plan

A basic definition of a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan is: “A strategy that outlines what an organization does to recover as quickly and effectively as possible in the event of some sort of catastrophe.” 

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It’s Time to Re-Think IT Disaster Recovery

  • September 30, 2016
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By Jefferson Eckles, Business Process Manager at DP Solutions
As seen in The Business Monthly

Most business owners are familiar with the concept of IT Disaster Recovery (DR). Simply put, DR is the practice of creating redundant IT systems in geographically disparate locations, so that in the event of a disaster, those systems can still perform their key roles. This concept is not new and there are many options for businesses to implement a DR system.

Unfortunately, many companies are still without a system for DR. Organizations often treat the idea of DR as something that they will worry about when and if they are faced with a disaster. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25% of small businesses never re-open their doors after a disaster*. Lack of IT Disaster Recovery plays no small part in this statistic.

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5 Easy Things You Should Do To Protect Your Business Now

Let’s face it: no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less plan for them. But since bad things do happen, we want to give you a quick “brush-up” on some simple things you can (and should!) be doing to protect your business.

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Storm Season is Upon Us... Are You Protected?

As we all learned during last month's record breaking snow storm, the threat of damage to your business this time of the year is very real! It’s not too late to prepare your company for winter storms that often result in everything from ice damage to power outages. 

One of the most valuable assets for any company is its data. Hardware and software can easily be replaced, but a company’s data cannot!

As a reminder to all of our clients and friends, here are some simple things you should do to make sure your company is ready for any natural disaster.

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