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Companies ignore DR testing at their own peril

Posted in security testing,Software testing by testing in London on March 13, 2009

From TechWorld

Jim Spooner said that while most companies had some element of disaster recovery (DR) in play in case of acts such as terrorism, internal mistakes, staff sabotage, power blackouts and geographic issues (such as flooding), a lot of companies are not properly testing their DR plans, especially in times where IT budgets are increasingly being constrained or trimmed.

Testing DR is often overlooked, but it is a key issue,” said Spooner. “If you have invested £2 million in your Disaster Recovery environment, it makes no sense not to spend £50,000 testing your plan. Labs can be rented for DR testing purposes, and this should take place at the weekends in order to ensure minimal disruption to existing systems.”

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