Symantec 2009 Disaster Recovery Research Report

In this year’s annual Disaster Recovery Research, Symantec found that organizations’ IT staff responsible for disaster recovery are under increased pressures caused by high downtime costs, stringent IT service level requirements and budgets that are expected to remain flat over the next few years. Although IT professionals have been largely able to rise to these challenges and are doing more with less, disaster recovery testing increasingly impacts customers and revenue, and one in four tests fail. In addition, incorporating virtualization into disaster recovery plans is still a major challenge for organizations. Due to this and other factors, executives are more involved in disaster recovery initiatives.