Chapter 17. Business Continuity


The better prepared we are for an IT infrastructure disaster, the less likely it seems to occur. This would not appear to make much sense in the case of natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, or tornados. We have probably all met a few IT specialists who believe they can command the physical elements, but I have yet to see it demonstrated. When it comes to more localized events, such as broken water pipes, fires, or gas leaks, being fully prepared to deal with their consequences can minimize the adverse impact they can have on your computer systems.

This chapter discusses how to plan for the continuity of critical business processes during and immediately after a major ...

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