How important are your data to you?” “What would happen if . . . ?” While business managers focus on solving business problems and determin- ing what their information systems should do, di- saster recovery consultants ask what would happen if things go wrong.
With careful advanced planning, disaster recovery specialists help their clients prevent calamity. While this topic covers a wide variety of software issues, installation configuration issues, and security threats, examining common end-user mistakes may also prove enlightening. Common end-user mistakes include:
a. Failure to save work in progress frequently.
b. Failure to make a backup copy.
c. Storing original and backup copies in the same location.
For each of the common end-user mistakes listed above, answer the following questions.
a. How might this mistake result in data loss?
b. Wha tprocedure scould you follow to minimize this risk?