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Blog March 31, 2015

It’s World Backup Day – Is Your Data Protected?

Fun fact – March 31st is World Backup Day which means that not only should individuals take a moment to backup personal data, but organizations should stop and take a moment (or two) to consider their backup plan.

Having a backup plan is not just a nice-to-have, but a must-have for any organization – regardless of size. Taking it one step further, while backing up data is important, it is critical that organizations implement a disaster recovery (DR) plan in order to ensure business continuity should a disaster – natural or otherwise – occur.

A recent Wall Street Journal article references some not-so-encouraging statistics related to disaster recovery preparedness. “A survey of C-suite-level IT pros at mid-sized companies in finance, life sciences manufacturing and technology sectors by data recovery and protection firm NTT Communications found half the businesses don’t have a documented business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) plan—and of the half that do, 23% said their organizations have never tested those plans. Ninety percent of respondents said their companies spend 5% or less of their annual IT budget on disaster recovery planning.”

While backups are important (there’s an entire day devoted to it, after all!), it’s clear that companies must be more proactive and ensure full protection by upgrading to a disaster recovery plan. Here at Connectria, we offer one of the broadest and most cost‑effective DR solution sets in the industry,  enabling you to deliver IT Disaster Recovery at the right price and the right recovery times to meet your organization’s needs and SLAs. Discover why customers such as David’s Bridal, Southco, Franklin Electronic Publishers and Pliant Corporation among many others chose Connectria for their Disaster Recovery services.

Maybe next year we can celebrate Disaster Recovery Day, too.

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