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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: A Quick Guide for Small Organizations and Busy Executives Second Edition by Thejendra BS

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Chapter 2. Data Disasters

 

‘There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster.’

 
 --Richard Bach

This chapter deals with the various ways in which your organization’s data can be exposed to risk, and possible prevention methods.

What is data?

A general dictionary defines ‘data’ as ‘factual information, especially information organized for analysis or used to reason or make decisions’. Organizations have various kinds of data in several formats and importance. For example, important finance documents and Excel spreadsheets, computer files in Word documents, databases, E-mails, employee information, customer details, etc, can all be classified as data. Different organizations view data with varying importance. ...

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