Gartner estimates that the downtime cost for the average business is $300K per hour. Are you sure you are prepared in the event of a disaster?
According to CRN magazine, only ½ of small businesses and less than ¾ of larger businesses have an IT continuity plan that will enable them to have their business back up and running within 24 hours of a disaster. With volatile weather patterns, an uncertain global political climate, and cybersecurity threats that include ransom-ware and crypto viruses, you can’t afford to NOT have a business continuity and disaster recovery plan in place.
Business continuity planning requires staff with expertise in multiple disciplines to assess the security threats, risks and system testing necessary to devise a solid plan. Since these experts are needed periodically, rather than daily, having them on full-time staff can be expensive and unnecessary, but using less than expert planners can result in disaster. Even short unexpected network shut-downs can result in permanent loss of data, security issues and huge financial losses. Even if you have a plan in place, have you tested it recently to make sure it will actually work?
Business continuity planning requires staff with expertise in multiple disciplines to assess the security threats, risks and system testing necessary to devise a solid plan. One of the ways many companies address this issue, is by bringing in business continuity and disaster recover solutions experts as needed, rather than hiring these resources full-time. This is a wise and cost-effective approach that ensures you benefit from the advice and best practices of leading experts that have designed hundreds of business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
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