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Disaster Recovery Planning

For the last 20 years computers have been revolutionising the way we live; especially in terms of how we work. But what would happen to your business if all your data was suddenly lost – could it survive?

Many companies believe a 'disaster' is something that only happens once in a blue moon and more often than not, to someone else's organisation. However these incidents are more common than many realise, with the numbers of viruses, security breaches, software issues, hardware failures and data corruption on the increase.

Thankfully, more catastrophic events such as floods, fires, power interruptions and sabotage are less frequent. But all companies, large or small need to be prepared for the worst eventuality – however unlikely that may be.

Disaster Recovery statistics

  • 90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut down within 2 years of the disaster.
  • 50% of businesses experiencing a computer outage will be forced to shut within 5 years.

Source: London Chamber of Commerce

  • 20% of all companies will suffer fire, theft, flood damage, power failures, terrorism or hardware/software disaster. Of those without a business continuity plan:
    • 43% will never re-open
    • 80% fail within 13 months
    • 53% of claimants never recoup the losses incurred by a disaster

Source: Aveco

  • Less than 50% of all organisations have a business continuity plan
    • 43% of companies that do have a business continuity plan do not test it annually
    • 80% of companies have not developed any crisis management to provide IT coverage sufficient to keep the business functionally effectively
    • 40% of companies that do have crisis management plans do not have a team dedicated to disaster recovery

Source: London Chamber of Commerce

How Storm Internet can help

Storm Internet can help your business survive a disaster with a number of services. These include server backup, offsite/FTP backup, uptime solutions and business continuity planning.