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Backup school: Lesson three

Backup School: Lesson 3



"Cost justifying your backup plan"

Downtime can cost your company big bucks. Before you implement any type of backup operation you need to consider the impact losing data has on your business. This lesson focuses on creating a backup plan that not only jibes with the CTO but the CEO.

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Do you know how much it would cost your company if your backups failed? Lesson three of SearchStorage.com's "Backup School" explores the cost of downtime. Here professor Dorian Cougias plugs real-world numbers into disaster recovery worksheets to help you understand just how much money your own operation can stand to lose. He'll also give you formulas you can use to estimate how much lost data and operations can cost and how much you should be spending to keep data available.

What you'll walk away with:
** Exact formulas for calculating the costs of downtime
** Understanding proactive, reactive and non-responsive costs
** How to calculate production loss
** The ability to ask Dorian your specific backup questions

Please join Dorian Cougias for this webcast right now. Also, follow along with class with this worksheet.

About Dorian Cougias:
Dorian Cougias is the founder and CEO of Network Frontiers, a company that focuses on disaster recovery, security, and IT infrastructure consulting, training, and books. His latest work is "The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center 3rd Ed."

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This was first published in February 2004

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