Don't simply reload backup data or even re-image the machine and then reload - it should undergo complete data sanitsation as progressive malware can leave behind elements that cause even more damage says Richard Stiennon.
When Clapham Junction train station ejected everyone after being overwhelmed by an unexpected event last week the problem became one of resilience - and the impact of pre-planning came to the fore.
The total cost of US airline Delta's recent five-hour IT outage was estimated at $150 million (£114 million). The outage saw over 2,000 flights either cancelled or massively delayed for three days in August.
A lack of rigorous disaster recovery testing by UK organisations is leaving a large chunk of plans unfit for purpose says Peter Groucutt.
The old saying "failing to prepare, is preparing to fail" is never more appropriate than when applied to disaster recovery (DR), says Oscar Arean.
According to the old adage, failing to plan is planning to fail, and as Matt Kingswood says, recent events in Holborn, London are a timely reminder of what can happen.
If you don't have good forensic readiness planning and testing in place, you are neglecting a core requirement of good organisational planning, no less than if you failed to have disaster recovery or business continuity planning argues David Rimmer
Gale force winds are battering Scotland and the North of England - so businesses should invest in disaster recovery solutions.
It was estimated by the US Department of Energy, that 8.2 million homes were left without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which disrupted power, internet, phone and numerous other technical services for millions along the east coast of the US, organisations are in an ideal mode to check the efficiency or shortcomings of their 'in-case-of-disaster' plans.