Disaster Mirage: You Think You’re Safe. But You’re Not.

panic.jpgSymantec recently released a survey on small business disaster preparedness.
The survey indicated that there is a large gulf (or discrepancy) between business who THINK they are ready for disaster and what businesses are doing to actually be ready.
The report readsSMBs (that’s small and medium sized businesses) report they frequently experience outages or downtime. The average SMB experienced three outages within the past 12 months, with the leading causes being virus or hacker attacks, power outages or natural disasters.
With this kind of exposure, and with the confidence SMBs display about their disaster preparedness, one would think SMBs have solid disaster recovery plans in place. However this is not universally soothe case—almost half (47 percent) report they do not yet have a plan to deal with such disruptions.

Proper data disaster preparedness means that first and foremost you have security in place to ensure you are as protected as you can be from hackers, viruses, malware and any unauthorized access of your data. Secondly it means that if your data is lost, for whatever reason that you have your data and applications backed up and that you have images (or hard disk copies) of all your computers, especially your servers.
Speak with your local technology consultant and ask her what you can do to ensure that if your data is suddenly inaccessible how soon it can be completely recovered.
Check out these links for resources on data protection: