The renewed importance of disaster recovery and business continuity

Despite their increasing complexity, companies have been reluctant to outsource IT systems. However, several events in the past...

Despite their increasing complexity, companies have been reluctant to outsource IT systems. However, several events in the past few years have highlighted the importance of a distributed environment and disaster recovery and business continuity plans, says Ovum analyst Paola Bassanese.

There are several questions that companies must address when looking at a business continuity strategy. How do you choose a disaster recovery service provider? How do you make sure you are following best practice? What information is critical to your business survival? What are the core functions you need to keep in case of an emergency?

Key selection criteria for business continuity services include:
  • location
  • connectivity
  • business risk



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