Sharp Rise in Mission-Critical Apps Puts Pressure on Disaster Recovery Plans
The number of applications that IT managers consider mission-critical has jumped 20% since last year. That's just one of the key findings of the 2008 Symantec IT Disaster Recovery survey, which collects the opinions of 1,000 IT managers and C-level decision makers' at large organizations in 15 countries. Here's another: More than half of the respondents doubt they would be back up and running in one week if they had to execute their DR plans. The findings underscore how vitally important it is for organizations to incorporate a comprehensive, proven disaster recovery plan into their overall business strategy. They also illuminate the need for organizations to be confident at each step in the disaster recovery process.