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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, 3rd Edition by Thejandra BS

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CHAPTER 5: SOFTWARE DISASTERS

‘The inhabitants of every civilized country are menaced; all desire to be saved from impending disaster; the overwhelming majority refuses to change their habits of thought, feeling and action which are directly responsible for their present plight.’

Aldous Huxley

What is a software disaster?

For an organisation to function, it will need several different types of computer. Each computer usually has pre-installed software known as the operating system, for example, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, or Linux. However, with only the operating system installed it isn’t possible to do anything useful. Additional software known as an application, such as, Microsoft® Office®, databases, e-mail, web software, finance applications, ...

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