So, everyone goes on about backup and disaster recovery… If you pay enough money, they even call it business continuity! However, for any chance of disaster recovery or business continuity to have a chance, you need your data backed up somewhere…
With the arrival of all the new faster and larger hard drives over the last few years, many businesses have allowed their data to grow at a rapid rate with the view that the amount of storage can be expanded quite easily with the addition of a few new 1TB hard drives.
No one likes to think about disasters, but they are a very real risk and normally strike when you are least expecting it. The fact that many companies shy away from the conversation means that many are ill prepared when such an event hits..
Statistically speaking, “40% of all businesses that experience a disaster never re-open. Of the remaining businesses, 25% close within the following two years.” (Reference – US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics.) This is irrespective of size a small/medium company is just as vulnerable as a large corporate.