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Data Loss, Outages and Disaster Recovery

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-03-2013 Print

When it comes to IT priorities, much of the day-to-day focus is on the cloud, productivity, and lately, mobility. Security is a large concern, but it’s typically viewed as a secondary concern after a particular technology or solution is introduced into the company. For many IT professionals, trying to keep every project on target, and determining exactly what’s needed next or when, is a chore. And keeping the company’s assets securing during that process is a daily challenge.

Unfortunately, the idea of suffering a natural or human-made disaster and being able to quickly recover from it is often overlooked by companies. In fact, a new study conducted by IDG Research and FalconStor Software explores the issue of disaster recovery and finds the efforts of many companies to be inadequate. For instance, most of the respondents say their disaster recovery plans are tested only once a year. Nearly 200 qualified respondents participated in the survey.

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