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New Disaster Recovery Planning Video From SunGard Availability Services Outlines Essential Steps in Preparedness Success

Disaster Recovery Planning Expert Discusses How to Prepare Your Business for Unexpected Incidents - From Computing Failures to Natural Disasters

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online video from SunGard Availability Services aimed at business and IT professionals outlines the critical success factors in creating and maintaining a disaster recovery plan. The informational video examines disaster recovery planning, looks at how to address the top challenges in developing a plan, defines the essential contributors to involve in the planning process, recommends plan testing strategies and describes how to update a plan to ensure it is effective at time of need.

Disaster recovery planning expert, Don Norbeck of SunGard Availability Services, presents eight video segments that are short and easy to watch, each ranging from one to four minutes. The segments answer the important questions organizations may have about disaster preparedness, including: Where do I start? Who needs to be included in creating my plan? How can I be sure my disaster plan will work? What do I need to do to keep the plan current?

Watch the disaster recovery planning video online.

"The best way to develop a disaster recovery plan is to create it from a business perspective - not an IT perspective. One of the starting points of an effective plan is looking at the business impact of not having one or more critical systems available. This perspective will provide the guideposts on what type of disaster recovery solution is needed to support the business," said Mr. Norbeck, technology officer for virtualization, cloud computing and product strategy at SunGard Availability Services.

About SunGard Availability Services

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors to prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.availability.sungard.com or call 1-800-468-7483.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world's leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries.

SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.

With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented six times. For more information, please visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.

*January 2009 Technology Vendors Financial Database Tracker http://www.datamonitor.com

Trademark Information: SunGard and the SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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