Middle East IT managers offered disaster protection advice

Storage software company Veritas is positioning itself as a mentor to Middle East IT managers by holding a disaster recovery seminar in Dubai on March 8.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  March 7, 2004

Storage software company Veritas is positioning itself as a mentor to Middle East IT managers by holding a disaster recovery (DR) seminar in Dubai on March 8. On announcing the event, Veritas cited independent research by Dynamic Markets, which found that 82% of Middle East companies suffer unplanned downtime, with many lacking an effective strategy to prevent and recover from data loss. The seminar itself is being targeted at managers and directors of small, medium and enterprise level companies and will deal with how to create and implement disaster recovery strategies in order to avoid costly business delays. Seminar delegates will have the opportunity to quiz Veritas experts on possible disaster recovery strategies and what constitutes an effective plan. “Independent research published late last year revealed that many Middle East businesses, small and large, do not have adequate DR procedures in place to protect and recover their critical information,” said Sam Tayan, regional manager for Veritas, Middle East. “As data access forms a cornerstone for almost every type of business, an effective disaster recovery program becomes increasingly crucial. Analysis also determined that those regional organisations who do have some form of system in place are failing to test and review the procedures adequately.” In addition to its DR seminar Veritas is planning to train a number of its channel partners in the UAE and Saudi Arabia about its latest disaster recovery systems and procedures. This is an approach Veritas claims will ensure its regional partners are fully qualified and certified to bridge the DR adoption gap identified by Dynamic Markets’ research. Veritas’ regional VERITAS VISION Forum for storage management professionals is scheduled for May 17.

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