First Sandy and now a Nor’easter… what’s next for the Northeast? “I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said.
I attended a conference this week for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity professionals. It was a very informative day with several different speakers and topics. I was exposed to a concept that, as a DR professional, I had never really considered.
When thinking about disaster recovery for organizations, there are two schools of thought. A decision must be made whether to manage and perform the entire process in-house or to outsource specific functions to a qualified disaster recovery service provider, both of which have budgetary effects. If an organization chooses the in-house approach, it must consider that maintaining a qualified DR staff will be a challenge as well as building, equipping, updating, and maintaining a fully functional and off-site recovery facility, the costs of which could easily surpass the DR budget.