Disaster recovery: preparing for the worst

Tuesday, 18 January 2005, 2:20 PM EST

A decade ago, when the PC had yet to reach its 10th birthday, a good many organisations were installing data recovery technology that centred around tape backup systems, in case the worst happened. Ten years further down the PC trail and data backup (and recovery) has become just one facet of an entire new industry, that of disaster recovery, or DR for short.

DR in most organisations usually involves taking a holistic approach to the process of preparing for the worst. Fundamental to the DR process is the need to carry out a risk analysis on the firm's IT resources and then plan how to best recover the system in the event of failure, for whatever reason.

By Steve Gold at IT pro Portal.

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