Why do backups ?

There is an ever increasing reliance on information technology to support the running of everyday business. The importance of protecting this data has become a priority that cannot be ignored. Most large companies spend up to 4% of their IT budget on disaster recovery planning to avoid the possibility of larger losses in a disaster situation. Of companies that have had a major loss of computerised data, 43% will never reopen, 51% will close within two years, and only 6% will survive long-term.

Is Disaster Recovery Limited to Backups?

The simple answer is NO.  Disaster recovery plannign needs to look a the entire IT environment and determine what and when items need to be restored to make sure minimal impact to the business.

This means planning is the Phone system more important than email, or does Payroll take priority over internet. 

This means that not only do you need to consider backing up your data and how to store the backups, how long etc, but also in the event of a failure what is the most important system/data to recover first.