Seven enablers of effective disaster recovery for SMEs

By Tony Lock

In a nutshell:

Recent research carried out by Freeform Dynamics identified seven key facilitators that help make Disaster Recovery (DR) easier to undertake.

Key points:

  • Few small businesses have ‘formal’ plans in place to handle disaster recovery.
  • Many think that ‘new’, ‘sophisticated’ data and storage protection solutions are beyond their means or will be too difficult to operate.
  • Large investments are not required to improve DR capabilities.
  • We have identified seven characteristics common to SMBs that are confident in their ability to recover from IT systems failures.

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Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know.