Published in ThomasNet News on Sept. 17, 2013

Consultant Lisa Anderson of LMA Consulting Group in Claremont, Calif., urged manufacturers to make sure that nightly backups are completed. “Having a second location to store or perform the nightly backup is preferred,” she added. “For example, if you have facilities in two states or if you can partner with a customer/supplier or utilize outsourced IT services, you can send your data to the second location nightly, so that you can minimize downtime during disasters.” Another option, she said, is for manufacturers to collaborate with supply chain partners on backups.

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