Disaster can strike at anytime, anywhere without the slightest warning, and it can come in many forms not just of natural causes but also man-made so having an effective disaster recovery plan for this unforeseen event is a strategy that business big and small should have.

To keep your business up and running even when disaster strikes you need to have not just a robust but also a cost effective disaster recovery plan, and since disaster recovery plans are not created equal in order for you to build and effective one you need first to understand your critical business systems and processes; make a clear distinction between your backup and disaster recovery plan (remember they are not the same); test your disaster recovery plan at least twice a year to make improvements to it and finally choose the right provider that will really understand your needs and the importance of a high quality disaster recovery strategy.