Every business is susceptible to a major IT disaster. Systems fail, companies get attacked, and well-meaning employees unwittingly leak data and open doors to more risks.
Without a plan, you are putting your team and resources in greater harm’s way. A survey conducted by Alibaba, Vendio and Auctiva with 600 small businesses reported some revealing facts on disaster recovery plans:
- 74% do not have a disaster recovery plan.
- 84% do not have natural disaster insurance.
- 71% do not have a backup generator in case of a power outage.
On mobile and cloud computing:
- 62% said they can run their business from a mobile device.
- 30% said their business information is stored in the cloud.
(You’ll find the full infographic and more study findings below.)
With so many responsibilities on your shoulders, it can be easy to overlook the importance of planning for disaster. And yet, failure to do so can cost you far more than your organization can afford.
VentureBeat reported that a five-minute outage due to internal failures cost Google $108,000 for every minute of that outage, or $545,000 in total revenue in 2012. While your organization isn’t Google, it’s not hard to imagine a scenario where a single IT disaster might cause irreversible harm.
If you find yourself without a cloud disaster recovery plan, contact an IT infrastructure expert for help. There is just too much too lose if you don’t.