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Five Statistics that Underscore the Need for Disaster Recovery Planning

Do you have a disaster recovery plan?

If you do, when was the last time you tested your disaster recovery plan?

Are you aware that there are ways to test your disaster recovery plan?


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Disasters don’t announce themselves ahead of time. We can only plan for their inevitability. A quality, well tested disaster recovery (DR) plan protects your organization’s ability to recover from a disaster. The following unsettling stats help underscore the importance of solid DR planning.

5 Statistics about Disaster Recovery

1. 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster

2. 34% of companies fail to test their tape backups

3. 77% of companies that test their tape backups found tape backup failures

4. 23% of companies experience malware attacks (most common threat)

5. 70% of unplanned outages are due to hardware failures

These statistics might seem terrifying but hopefully, they make you think hard about your DR plan.

Here’s another positive statistic: 96% of companies with a testable DR plan survive ransomware attacks. A solid DR plan, well-tested and well-communicated, doesn’t have to be a scary thing. This is your best protection for any kind of disaster. Don’t go it alone.

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Jerry

Jerry Nelson is CTO at Beyond Impact. He is instrumental in understanding client pains, finding sustainable solutions, and navigating an ever changing technology landscape. He is a strong partner for business and technology. Usually he’s found riding a motorcycle.

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