Every IT manager knows the importance of having an effective and fast disaster recovery (DR) plan. Organizations without an adequate plan may find themselves out of business quickly after experiencing a major disaster. Organizations that ensure survival following a disaster understand the basics of creating a good plan; however, there are many obstacles and pitfalls that they can easily avoid. Based on working with thousands of customers, we've come up with the following top ten checklist. Take a look to make sure you haven't missed a crucial step that could make the difference between staying open or going under!