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Disaster recovery of critical business information systems in colleges and universities: A descriptive and exploratory study
DISSERTATION

, Robert Morris University, United States

Robert Morris University . Awarded

Abstract

Unanticipated events including flood, fire, attack, and storm have historically affected human institutions. Those events also affect educational institutions, but the media generally do not focus on academia. Under-reporting events cannot negate their seriousness. Today, effective disaster recovery (DR) plans are essential---yet researchers (Erbschloe, 2003; MetaGroup, 2003) find those plans lacking throughout the business community. This study indicates that higher education is similarly under-prepared. Over 10 percent of respondents note DR is not a clear priority. Over 97 percent of the respondents expressed confidence recovering critical systems, yet nearly 66 percent report never testing a complete DR plan. This research indicates DR preparedness is not appropriate in some academic institutions and self-assumed, uninsured institutional liability has been undertaken at levels other than institutional governing board(s).

Citation

Shroads, D.L. Disaster recovery of critical business information systems in colleges and universities: A descriptive and exploratory study. Ph.D. thesis, Robert Morris University. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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