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Published: 22 Oct 2012

ONCE A DISASTER strikes a main data center, it's vital to get the proper personnel to the recovery site, track their progress, and let all users affected by the loss of their apps and data know what happened and when they can reasonably expect service to be restored. For the past four years, Symantec has conducted a global survey on how well, and fast, companies feel they can recover data and get back to normal operations after a major business disruption. For those companies with disaster recovery (DR) plans, this year's findings are grim: 30% of DR tests fail. The 2008 Disaster Recovery Research Report cited the following reasons for the high failure rate: "People do not do as they are supposed to (35%); technology doesn't do what it is supposed to (29%); insufficient IT infrastructure at DR site (25%); out of date plans (24%); and inappropriate processes (23%)." One way to increase the odds that your DR operation will succeed is to use an emergency communication system. Systems from vendors such as 3n Global, Dell MessageOne, Dialogic Communications, MIR3... Access >>>

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