Who owns the Disaster Recovery 'problem'?

Disaster Recovery is an essential component of any business continuity plan. It refers to the processes and technologies putin place to ensure IT services remain available to users when unplanned events remove the possibility of access to primary systems.

In August and September of 2014, iTnews surveyed over 200 IT professionals working in medium and large Australian organisations, asking some important questions on disaster
recovery preparedness:

  • Who owns the DR process?
  • How are DR plans kept up to date?
  • How often are DR plans tested?
  • How often are DR plans audited, and to what benchmark?

Almost across the board, the individuals charged with ensuring system resilience told iTnews that their organisations were exposed to unacceptable levels of risk, due to several issues we explorefurther in this paper.

This content has been created and paid for by iTnews and Symantec

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