Business Continuity and Information Technology a Primer for Disaster Recovery Planning
As companies become more dependent on the Internet for customer orders, customer communication and business applications, their data and computing infrastructure have become mission critical. A recent Gartner Group study highlights this fact: 40 percent of all businesses that lose their data in a disaster go out of business within 5 years. Today's organizations are quickly coming to grips with the very real risks that the failure of their IT systems pose to the viability of their business. The risks not only include the failure to comply with mandatory regulations but also the interdependency and reliance of systems and their potential impact on the business operations.