Businesses must constantly be checking and updating how their technology and disaster recovery works.

Disaster recovery must be modernized

Stephen Perkins

Technology is constantly changing, so businesses need to shift how they prepare for disasters with updates in online data backup and strategy to ensure everything will be protected. IT professional Chris Patterson wrote on Business 2 Community that only 10 years ago there was a tightly defined set of applications and servers where management and IT could easily communicate and figure everything out. With cloud computing and virtual servers, disaster recovery becomes a bit trickier. 

"An end user in Singapore shouldn't be held up by a blizzard in Boston where the servers are located, nor should the overall business be crippled by developers in Delhi who can't get to the office," he wrote. "As IT professionals, we tend to focus on keeping servers as available as possible, but without the ability for users and partners to connect and fulfill their operational roles, it's all for naught."

In order to make up for disparate systems and complications, Patterson said planning needs to be done to help technologies and methods be worked into the day-to-day workflow. This way, any disaster that happens can be easily compensated for by the business.

Joshua Poje​ wrote on Law Practice Today that data backup and disaster recovery systems must be tested immediately after implementation and often after that to ensure the system is solid and no data loss will occur. It will also let the company know that their solution works well if a disaster does happen.

Categories: Disaster Recovery