According to Symantec SMB statistics, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster
recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even
given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan.
If you are one of them, then you really need to think about whether you can afford the
status quo. I know were Clevelanders, and we’re pretty resilient, but we all need some proper business continuity planning. 😀
Answering these questions will help you decide.
1. How often are employee productivity and customer accessibility or service stalled
each day from a downed network or system?
2. What is your downtime tolerance and what kind of backup or
recovery solutions are in effect when systems are unavailable?
3. What level of IT support can be accessed? Can it be accessed quickly enough to
minimize damage? Are you confident that your business can either be back online or
be able to access lost data with minimal disruption, no matter what?
4. Is your most critical data frequently backed up? Is the data on personal laptops,
iPads or Blackberrys of employees backed up? Are all backups stored in a location
off-site and quickly accessible in the event of theft, fire or flooding? Are you using
any custom installed software and is the supplier still in business should this software
need to be re-installed or updated? Are account details, licensing agreements, and
security settings somewhere on record, and is it duplicated off-site?
5. Are your systems truly protected from theft, hackers, and viruses? Are Passwords and sensitive data changed whenever employees leave the company or business unit?
6. When was the last time you tested backup processes to ensure they are working
properly? How quick were your backups?
If you need help answering these questions, call us at 216-539-9655. We’ll perform a free assessment and you can get a free month of Managed IT Services.
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