It’s the beginning of a year which is a good time to evaluate your disaster recovery plans and update them to include any new technologies and processes you may have added since the plan was last addressed.
A recent article from SearchDisasterRecovery.com, IT disaster recovery strategies: DR planning trends for 2010, covers the trends and key considerations you should address. Here is what it says about unified communications:
Communication and productivity tools such as Cisco Unified Communications, IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft OCS (Office Communication Server) are primarily used to enhance productivity and communication between employees. The portability and ability to provide a single communication interface makes the technology an increasingly appealing connectivity tool that many DR practitioners are recommending to support communication during a disaster. Some companies have already adopted it as part to their disaster recovery strategy, and it will be interesting to see how the technology will progress this year.