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Published: 30 Oct 2012

Are you confident your disaster recovery (DR) plan will work if a disaster strikes? When TheInfoPro Inc., a NY-based research network, posed that question to several hundred IT executives, the results weren't exactly reassuring. Only 55% of the managers surveyed were confident they could recover their open-systems data in an emergency. The rest were only somewhat confident or not confident their DR system would work. Losses incurred in a disaster Direct losses Indirect losses Loss of revenue Loss of employee productivity Possible regulatory penalties Service commitment penalties Possible liability and litigation Reduced customer satisfaction Competitive disadvantage Loss of goodwill, tarnished reputation "It is a little disturbing," says Ken Male, founder and CEO of TheInfoPro. The lack of confidence, the study suggests, lies in the testing of DR plans or the lack of it. "Almost half of the respondents test only once a year and that's not really enough," says Male. The obstacles to more frequent testing are resources and money. "Almost all of the [survey's] ... Access >>>

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