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8 Surprising Disaster Recovery Stats

Joseph F. Kovar

U.S. Businesses Lag Behind Others In Disaster Preparedness

About 54 percent of U.S. businesses have a disaster recovery facility that enables IT systems to be up and running within 24 hours of a disaster, which is about average when compared to businesses around the world.

However, only about 41 percent of U.S. businesses are prepared with an alternative workspace facility that can be used to bring up business operations within 24 hours of a disaster, far below the worldwide average.

CRN Channel Takeaway: Don't let customers fall into the trap of thinking they are ready to handle a disaster with proper DR and business continuity plans. The U.S. as a whole is not as ready as most of the world.

 
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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