by Allan Rocek - Director, Professional & Education Services, Symantec Enterprise Administration - Wednesday, 9 June 2004.
Survival in the modern business world requires strong backup and recovery plans. Companies can no longer sit back and wonder if something will happen, but must plan what to do when something does happen. Disaster recovery needs to be addressed immediately before disaster strikes. While disaster recovery is unique to each company and its environment, the guidelines mentioned above can serve as a solid foundation. The only way to make sure companies are protected as much as possible before an attack is to integrate security policies with regular and effective backups of their systems and important data. Additionally, they must have a recovery plan in place. Although creating a plan can appear overwhelming, trying to quickly recover from a disaster is near impossible without one—and that is something no company can afford.