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7 things your IT disaster recovery plan should cover

James A. Martin | July 24, 2017
Enterprise networks and data access can be knocked out without warning, thanks to natural and man-made disasters.


7. A consideration of DRaaS

The growing practice of moving data operations into the cloud has helped give rise to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). These on-demand services from providers such as iland and IBM have made DR easier and more economical, which in turn is enabling more organizations to be better prepared for disasters, Goodwin says.

When considering DRaaS, ask how the provider will test and validate recovery of your data and workflows, Goodwin advises, as some testing is more extensive than others.


Don’t wait

The biggest mistake most companies make is waiting until after a cyberattack or disaster to figure out what to do next, says Iannarelli. “In my 20 plus years with the FBI, I’ve never seen anyone fired from a company because of a data breach. But I have seen many people fired for their failure to respond properly to a breach.”


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