Disaster recovery (DR) doesn’t always get the attention it deserves at midmarket companies — it can be expensive, time-consuming and resource-intensive. But studies say that between 80% and 93% of smaller businesses won’t survive beyond the first two years after a catastrophic data loss, proving the necessity of a well-laid disaster recovery plan.

Don’t get caught off guard. New technologies and managed services options have helped make DR affordable on any budget. Learn how to stay protected without spending a fortune in this roundup of disaster recovery strategies and best practices.

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  What should a DR plan include?

About half of all small and medium-sized businesses have a disaster recovery strategy or business continuity (BC) plan, but when the time comes to put such plans into action, organizations realize they are missing some key components.

A complete, well-tested plan can make it easier to get back to business as soon as possible. Make sure disaster recovery strategies avoid critical data loss and miscommunications, and that they include elements such as:

  • Authentication and validation tools.
  • Personnel contacts, info and methods.
  • A priority order for resource recovery.

Get the full list in “What you need in a disaster recovery (DR) plan.”

Source: SearchCIO-Midmarket.com Staff

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