A disaster recovery (DR) plan is a bit like car insurance — you don’t realise its value until you’re in an accident. The worse the damage, the higher the cost of repair, the more you appreciate your insurance … and your DR plan.
But determining your company’s specific DR needs is a complicated affair. In formulating comprehensive DR plans, IT face a myriad of challenges, not the least of which is determining ROI.
“The cost of creating and maintaining a DR plan is clear, but the ROI will not be tangible until a disaster strikes,” “It is difficult to calculate a quantitative return from a benefit that has a probability associated with it. With a DR plan, you are paying for the peace of mind it brings you.”