Remember, if your IT or your business stops, so goes your profit, and so goes your customers. That simple.
Let me enumerate to you the facts why even SMEs need disaster recovery procedures
A. Storage failures are not a temporary inconvenience and WILL, i repeat, WILL affect your business in the long run.
Statistics say that 93% of companies who lost their data center in a disaster filed for bankrupcy within one year. What is your chance to be in the lucky 7% who did not file bankrupcy?
B. The odds of an adult having a dream coming true is 1:2.33.
Actually, this is the same probability of a company without a DRP re-opening after a catastrophe. As per article I got from KPMG, 1 in 4 business experience major crisis involving DRP every year. This is 25%… For those companies without DRP, 43% will not re-open and only 29% will only operate two years later. At best, a business loses time, money and opportunities.
So, are you prepared?