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Symantec: Companies not adequately prepared for DRP and Testing

Quoting Symantec:

Core Facts

* Inadequate Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing - Symantec today announced the findings of an international study indicating that while 91 percent of IT organisations carry out full scenario testing of their disaster recovery plans incorporating relevant people, processes and technologies, nearly 50 percent of those tests fail. This means that one in two UK organisations is not equipped to handle events, such as natural disasters, computer system failures and external computer threats.



* Nearly Half Executed Disaster Recovery Plan – Nearly half of IT organisations surveyed have had to execute their company’s disaster recovery plans. The research findings show that 48 percent of organisations have had to execute disaster recovery plans and 44 percent surveyed without a disaster recovery plan experienced one problem or disaster, while 26 percent experience two or more, and 11 percent experienced three or more.


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  1. The difficult aspect to disaster recovery planning - especially from an IT perspective - is being able to conduct true testing for DR scenarios. Few companies can afford to have test environments that allow them to test disaster recovery on a scale that is large enough to provide value. Virtualization should be able to help here.

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