Disaster recovery is moving to the top of the list for IT professionals.

IT professionals getting tougher on disaster recovery

Stephen Perkins

The times are changing. There are a number of digital threats that have increased both in frequency and in viability, making them heavy topics of conversation within information technology circles. There has been concern amongst many, however, that while breaches and leaks are getting a considerable amount of attention among enterprises, there is still little being done across the board in the way of prevention and recovery.

But according to a study performed by Protiviti, there seems to be a shift occurring. The firm's 2014 IT Priorities Survey found that 63 percent of corporate decision makers are more invested than ever in trying to get their digital security affairs in order. At the top of the list? Protecting the company's value through the construction of business continuity and disaster recovery strategies. 

"In light of a range of factors such as weather-related events, natural disasters and cyber attacks, companies have placed added emphasis on preparedness to protect against business disruptions," said Information Age contributor Ben Rossi.

More organizations are realizing that they need to make sure that every potential base is covered, even when they are not sure what exactly they are looking for. This is why offsite backup can be incredibly valuable to businesses.

Business Solutions contributor John Collins wrote that a good strategy to have is to "hope for the best, but expect the worst." This is where remote backup comes into play. Assume for a second that an office building is completely destroyed by a fire, tornado or other natural event. Even if the main servers are beyond repair, an offsite backup service ensures that there is an up-to-date copy of essential files and settings tucked away in another location, unaffected by whatever might befall the physical office.

Categories: Data Protection, Disaster Recovery