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DATA/DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT


HOPE FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST?


Disaster planning needn’t be a drama, according to Glenn Gibson, Hyland Software's Product Marketing Manager.


Like making a will, developing a business disaster recovery plan is something that’s easy to postpone indefinitely. The very term conjures up shocking images of floods, hurricanes or earthquakes. It can all seem a long way off on a quiet day in the office. But, while major events need to be considered, more prosaic dramas such as a gridlocked motorway, server failure, power cuts or a local river bursting its banks can still bring chaos to any business. And whatever the scale of the drama, we never


know when it is going to happen or the extent of the resulting damage.


Most large corporations dedicate resources to developing complex disaster recovery plans. However, many small to medium sized enterprises simply can’t afford the time or money involved. Yet this doesn’t make them immune to misfortune. Thankfully, there are three steps organisations can take to minimise the impact of any disruptive and unexpected event. These also


make sound business sense, bringing substantial benefits to the company as a whole.


GO DIGITAL Paper doesn’t work in a crisis. For


a start, it is inherently susceptible to damage – by fire, flood, water or simply by getting lost. It is inefficient at a more basic level too. Documents stored in a filing cabinet or cupboard – however well organised – can only be accessed by someone who is actually on the spot. If a building has to be


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