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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 9 November 2004 issue of Disaster recovery planning options on a shoestring budget
Establishing data's value Mission-critical data is the organization's most vital data. It's usually tied to primary business processes, primary applications and service-level agreements (SLAs). Losing access to this data means risking organizational death. Lost data almost certainly means loss of business and revenue and potential lawsuits. The organization must have access to this data regardless of the cost. Examples include online transaction processing (OLTP), order entry, customer service and current e-mail. If an application has a recovery point objective (RPO) of immediate or near immediate, and a recovery time objective (RTO) of immediate or near immediate, it's mission-critical data. Essential data is very important to the organization. It's commonly used for critical, day-to-day operations. The data doesn't require instantaneous recovery to keep the organization running. Essential data may be classified by the organization as secret. Examples include engineering software development code, marketing plans, product pricing, sales forecasts, customer ... Access >>>
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