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A quick guide to disaster recovery

A disaster recovery plan is important for organisations of all sizes

You cannot predict what is around the corner but you can plan for the unexpected. Do you have a disaster recovery plan in your business?

Following on from the devastating floods in the UK and the high-profile 2015 cyber-attacks, disaster recovery (DR) has become a popular topic. Although this is nothing new in the IT world, it’s becoming more prevalent to businesses due to our reliance on IT and management of data.

Organisations handle masses of data each year and it’s critical to protect this as a business. A recent article by TechWorld Europe hit the nail on the head, “If your organisation uses IT to deliver its products or services then you need backup, recovery and resilience unless you want to put the company at risk.”

The idea of there being a high-risk factor behind whether you choose to implement a DR plan or not, shows that this is a serious matter for businesses in 2016.

Disaster can strike in many forms – Floods, data breaches, system failures. Any of these can be gravely damaging to businesses.

A report from Singlehop revealed that 43% of companies that experience a disaster never reopen and only 6% of businesses without a disaster recovery plan survive in the long term.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. You can start creating your DR plan today and be prepared for tomorrow, whatever it may bring!

Take a look at our quick guide to disaster recovery to help you answer questions such as what is disaster recovery? And what counts as a disaster?

View our guide here: eIT quick guide to DR

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