Why disaster recovery is important?

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Since a long time, Disaster recovery was neglected but the situation today has changed.

Everyone till date has experienced the data loss at least once. It is important to learn the importance of Disaster recovery in order to avoid losses that could have a negative impact on your business. 40% of businesses don’t reopen after a major disaster, such as a fire or a flood. But with a good disaster recovery plan, you can offer your clients a guarantee that all their business data will be protected even if a disaster happens.

The main reason lawyers use cloud computing platforms is convenience

According to the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology recent survey, 70% of attorneys who use cloud services cited the ability to access data from anywhere as the main reason followed by simplicity and affordability. Low cost was important to 49 %, quick start up time was a factor at 44%, and 43% appreciated the ability to reduce IT staff and software management requirements.

Development of an effective recovery plan after a disaster is a considerable work

Indeed, it’s considerable in terms of material, software, services or simply in terms of time and money. Having a plan is not enough, you need to test and validate the plan, and do this regularly. Thus, the reason for a company to need protection is because of the eventual risks, and the impact of these risks on its activity. The figures are clear: most accidents are due to human negligence or mistakes. However, in almost half of the cases, this can be also bound to the hardware or software failures (44%) or more rarely by viruses (7%) or natural disaster (3%). (Source: Understanding Data Loss. CBL Data Recovery Technologies Inc. Industry Sources)

In case of any unforeseen circumstance happen (Loss of electricity, earthquake, flood, blackout etc.) we need to have a probable solution to recover from the different disaster impact on different technological elements. Thus it becomes necessary to cover a BIA (Business Impact Analysis) to define a maximum period during which the company can survive without technology, processes, personnel, or even physical sites.

For IT experts, there exist a few terms to know:

  • RTO (Recovery Time Objective): how much time between the disaster and the moment when users can work again and
  • RPO (Recovery Point Recovery): How much work can be lost without hindering business continuity

A protection solution process must provide a maximum safety reliable, scalable, compatible and simple operation with accessible cost.

For that, the entire process of developing a disaster recovery plan requires a:

  • management commitment
  • planning committee
  • risk assessment
  • list of priorities to treat the incident
  • clear recovery strategy
  • written plan organized and documented
  • development criteria
  • test procedures
  • final test

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