This paper will help you to understand the importance of creating a DRP for your company. This is a critical step in preparing for disaster, improving employee response, reducing downtime, and quickly returning to normalcy.
Cisco and our partners can help agencies obtain secure networks, which help:
• Reduce time between incident detection and response
• Empower field personnel to make decisions based on all available information
• Disseminate the right information to the right people at the right time
According to the United Nations, on average, more than 200 million people were affected and more than 70,000 were killed by natural disasters annually. Given the fact that one of the primary responsibilities of government is to protect the public and minimize the effects of such calamities, citizens now demand that public-sector safety organizations be proactive, and respond promptly and effectively to all types of crisis situations, including catastrophes, terror events, and threats to critical infrastructure.
To effectively respond to these challenges, public safety agencies must be able to rely on secure networks with integrated voice, video, and data capabilities. With these networks and their associated assets, agencies can obtain more timely and accurate information, enhancing situational awareness and improving response times.
Unexpected disasters threaten organizations across the globe daily. Surprisingly, many businesses are not prepared for such disasters. They lack business continuity plans which can provide both proactive and reactive strategies to minimize the impact of unforeseen setbacks.
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the impacts of a disaster can result in loss of or lack of access to data, applications, and work facilities. Those with disaster recovery plans in place fared much better than those without such contingency plans.
In January 2016, 141 professionals — directors, CIOs and managers of large, small and mid-sized companies — were surveyed for a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) survey. The results of this survey reveal some important truths about DR, backup, availability goals, downtime costs, and responses. For instance, did you know the top risk to system availability continues to be human error? This benchmark survey report reviews the challenges and best practices of companies using or looking to implement DR solutions. Read this report to compare your DR experiences with those of your peers.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Feb 04, 2015
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