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Rethinking Disaster Prepardness to Leverage Resources in a Cloud and Mobile World: Presentation given at the 2012 Tennessee Higher Education Symposium (THEITS) - In many respects the disaster recovery plans of today are based upon the environments of old where commodity hardware, cloud resources and mobile devices didn’t exist. In November of 2011 the Tennessee Board of Regents office became the first public higher education organization to move its ERP system to the cloud by having it hosted at the state’s new data center. The following January, state auditors came on site to perform a routine biennial audit. The audit process included an information systems and disaster recovery component which led to a complete rethinking of disaster recovery in the new environment. This presentation chronicled the issues of moving mission critical systems to the cloud and how cloud resources from various sources coupled with mobile devices can be incorporated for cost effective disaster recovery planning.