A vast majority of businesses do not regularly test and review their disaster recovery plans, an HP study has revealed.
The survey found that, while many companies have sufficient business continuity and disaster recovery systems in place, only 26 per cent test their systems regularly.
John Copenhaver, president of the Disaster Recovery Institute International, stressed the need to continually test and review disaster recovery plans.
"No organisation can fully prepare for every possible catastrophe, but those that do and regularly test their business continuity and availability plans are keeping the odds in their favour," he said.
The poll was completed by 340 IT managers worldwide, of whom 74 per cent controlled annual revenues in excess of $100m.
"In the face of a host of ongoing threats and risks, companies are challenged to develop resilient solutions that balance evolving business needs," said John Bennett, worldwide director for business continuity and availability solutions at HP.
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