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Study: Canadian businesses incorporate cloud into disaster recovery

Rachel Wheeler Archive
After witnessing natural and man-made disasters plague businesses around the world in 2011, companies in Toronto are implementing cloud computing in an effort to keep data quality consistent in the event of an emergency. According to a study by AT&T, 85 percent of organizations in the Toronto region are developing next-generation disaster recovery plans.

The survey revealed that 57 percent of respondents are either using the cloud or are planning to implement the technology as a part of their business continuity strategies. Meanwhile, 40 percent of organizations are using the cloud in disaster recovery plans to store sensitive information without sacrificing data quality.

"Today's businesses are more connected than ever and it is essential that communities and leading organizations continue to prepare for and establish a response to these unexpected situations," said Kelly Morrison of AT&T.

According to a report by InfoWorld, cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity can be an effective way to keep mission-critical solutions secure and available during unpredictable events. This is because the cloud democratizes disaster recovery and makes it more accessible to a broader range of companies.