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.
Table of contents
- What should a DR plan include?
- Are you overspending your DR budget?
- What are your options for outsourced disaster recovery?
- What are some DR services options for businesses on a budget?
- How can I get funding for IT business continuity?
|How can you get funding for IT BC?|
Securing funds to establish and maintain a business continuity plan is a top challenge for midmarket IT managers. To get around this financial hurdle, one strategy is to use the savings from your organization’s DR preparations to help BC pay for itself.
For example, consolidating servers into a fault-tolerant configuration can reduce your overall risk and operational overhead. And performing a technical refresh can usually eliminate maintenance costs for up to three years.
For more tips on saving money and making room for business continuity in your existing budget, read “How disaster recovery savings can pay for business continuity planning.”
Source: SearchCIO-Midmarket.com Staff
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