Have you ever heard about Disaster Recovery?

Let’s start from a simple definition. “Disaster Recovery (DR) involves a set of policies, tools and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster recovery focuses on the IT or technology systems supporting critical business functions.”

Did you know that every year 1 on 5 companies it is afflicted by a disaster?


Disaster means different kinds of events, from natural ones as heart quakes, fires or floods, to hacker attacks or physical attacks (for instance, thefts), to downtimes of IT systems to a wide range of failures caused by human errors. In particular, human error is the leading cause of disaster for firms, reaching an impact of 23%.

And did you know that after a disaster 60% of companies fails within 6 months? According to insights, the interruption of business operations and the loss of corporate data implies huge losses of money, as well as a negative business reputation. In the worst cases, it can drastically compromise the future of a company, forcing more than half of the firms to close their doors after a failure.

To protect the future of your business there is an efficient solution: a Disaster Recovery plan. It is a plan that defines the possible levels of disasters and identifies systems and applications vulnerabilities, by finding which are more or less essential to safe a business life. The DR plan determines a number of security measures and plans the actions to be taken in case of emergency. It includes preventive measures, namely controls that have the aim of preventing a specific event, investigative measures, likely to detect undesired events and corrective measures, that is to say controls to correct or effectively restore systems after a disruption.

The Disaster Recovery is an important solution to protect companies from casual accidents and it can be customized according to the needs of each business. In the next post we will see how a DR works, what are its particular benefits and what kind of solutions are available on the market, so stay tuned!

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