Let’s be real. Few companies’ business continuity and disaster recovery planning included global pandemic.
It didn’t impact data or systems availability that disaster recovery (DR) programs typically focus on. Yet, the pandemic massively disrupted the business world.
Suddenly, companies needed to find ways for employees to work remotely. Where offices could remain open, new ways of working together – and sharing information and data – needed to be implemented. From top to bottom, it forced businesses to take a hard, honest look at their systems.
And for most, their business continuity and disaster recovery planning became a major focus.
As organizations have peeled back the curtain on legacy DR technologies, many are recognizing that their DR programs can't keep up with the demands — and risks — of today's digital, cloud-driven, 24/7/365 business world.
Businesses are also realizing that, while they may have weathered the Covid storm, they may be less prepared than they thought to deal with much more common events, whether it’s technology failure, a natural disaster, ransomware, or simple user error.