When you buy life insurance, you are not betting on dying. Rather, you buy the insurance just in case something bad happens. Same goes with auto insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, home / renters insurance… it’s there in case you need it, but in the hopes that you will never have to use it. The same thing goes with disaster recovery: firms don’t have Disaster Recovery plans because they think they will lose their data; rather, they plan in advance just in case they lose their data.
When you think about it, having a disaster recovery plan is similar to buying insurance. If you don’t have a data recovery plan in place, then you are basically betting that, in an imperfect world, your data will always be secure – and that’s a bad bet. So we’d suggest you start planning now, just in case the unthinkable happens to you.