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8 Surprising Disaster Recovery Stats

Joseph F. Kovar

Disaster Recovery Plans Impact New SMB Tech Investments

In a survey conducted in February and March by ReRez Research for Symantec on disaster recovery preparedness among 2,035 SMBs of up to 250 employees, Symantec found that executives took disaster recovery planning into account when looking at investing in new technologies.

About 34 percent of executives surveyed said disaster recovery had a moderate or very large effect on the decision to adopt public cloud computing, 34 percent said the same for server virtualization, 36 percent said it for the use of mobile devices to access business information and 37 percent said it for private cloud computing.

CRN Channel Takeaway: Disaster recovery preparedness is a major selling point for new IT technologies.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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