OL_Sanket_Shah - Online Homework Affording Disaster Recovery Sanket Shah The article Affording Disaster Recovery by Drew Robb discusses disaster

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Online Homework Sanket Shah Affording Disaster Recovery” The article “Affording Disaster Recovery”, by Drew Robb, discusses disaster recovery systems in detail and some fundamental ways companies can sustain its cost. Most firms have sensitive information that cannot be obliterated, and if accidently deleted, the lost information can have adverse effect on the business. The article starts out by giving an example of a hospital that had a failure point at its main site. The hospital did not feel the need to keep a backup of its data and when the failure occurred, thousands of patient records were deleted. They planned to invest in a failure recovery facility at a nearby location, but the costs were not feasible in their budget for that year. Other aspects of business had a higher priority and so this matter was pushed off for a later period in time. The attitude “don’t fix it, if it is not broken” is generally carried out until something terrible occurs. In the case of the hospital, having a need for disaster recovery was not a priority until a disaster did occur. Companies need to find ways to plan ahead of time before a disaster occurs. In order to afford a recovery system, the article discusses the need to analyze the priority of data that requires to be fully protected. Financial records, business assets, accounts receivable, and accounts payable are just some of the things that were discussed in class and that require an immediate attention when a failure point occurs. RTO of 4 hours is absolutely necessary to make immediate decisions to bring the business back into a working state. The
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course INFORMATIO is505 taught by Professor Marysandy during the Spring '10 term at DePaul.

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