Back-up or pack-up?

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Data is the lifeblood of the organisation and any incidents, which stop access or result in a loss of critical data can have serious consequences for the business in terms of day-to-day operations and financial loss. This emphasises the ongoing need for back-up and recovery processes to be in place to minimise the effects of unplanned downtime and ensure the continuity of business processes. Paul Butler, principal consultant at Altiris, warns of the implications of not having sufficient processes in place to deal with the loss of business critical systems and data.

Business continuity has become high priority for IT managers over the past few years as a result of hackers, the events of September 11 and an increasing number of harmful viruses such as the recent MyDoom worm. But it's not only these high-profile incidents that businesses should be concerned ...

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