The best disaster recovery and business continutiy plans in the world are worthless if end users don’t understand their role, writes Wendy Schuchart

Every company needs a business continuit and disaster recovery strategy, even if, according to recent research, as many as 20 per cent don’t. But, as InformationWeek’s Wendy Schuchart points out, if employees don’t follow procedures, the most thorough business continuity and disaster recovery plan won’t work.
 
RELATED CONTENT
 
Schuchart outlines several good reasons employees aren’t aligned with business continuity plans, but one reason that flies under the radar is the perception of what constitutes a disaster. We’re accustomed to thinking of massive flooding, hurricanes and tornadoes as a disaster, when in fact, the more likely disaster to strike a business is a malware infection, accidental data loss or employee clumsiness shutting down systems.
 
Seen in this light, disaster recovery has a lot more relevance to the rank-and-file, who, at the end of the day, are the ones whose process help ensure successful recovery. Read the full story on InformationWeek.
Related Download
IDC Analyst Connection - Unified Threat Management: Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Network Security Sponsor: Fortinet
IDC Analyst Connection – Unified Threat Management: Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Network Security
This IDC Analyst Connection looks at the the benefits of using a UTM platform integrated with network connectivity and how it will save the enterprise money, reduce the number of vendors' products needed to be purchased, improve the communications between devices, offer the opportunity for organizations to deploy more sophisticated capabilities, and vastly improve security.
Register Now
Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article