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DR test failure exposes high risk

Posted in security testing,Software testing by testing in London on July 7, 2009

From Washington Technology

One in four DR tests fails. Given that over one-third of respondents say they test their DR plans no more than once a year, enterprises may be at considerable risk. Among the reasons for the infrequent testing:

  • lack of resources (time) (48%),
  • budget resources (44%),
  • disruption to employees (44%), and
  • disruption to customers (40%).

“Forty percent of respondents reported that disaster recovery testing will impact their organisations’ customers and nearly one third reported that such testing could impact their organisation’s sales and revenue.”

One in four organisations do not test virtual environments. While improving (one in three last year), 36 percent of data residing on virtualized systems is still included in regular backups.

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