We've all heard the saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," but how many of us have really taken this adage to heart when it comes to preparing our businesses for possible disasters?
It's easy to brush this task aside when more pressing, immediate business demands clamor for our attention, but the fact is that disasters do happen and when they occur, businesses suffer.
What's more, with fewer resources than larger corporations, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have a harder time recovering from virtual and physical disasters than their larger counterparts and are at a greater risk for not rebounding after catastrophe strikes.
Dramatic occurrences like hurricanes and tornados might come to mind when you ponder disaster preparedness. If your business isn't in a hot spot for either of these weather events, you might consider yourself safe from most disasters. Yet, it is still prudent to prepare for disaster, because other occurrences such as fires, floods, Power outage, and major communication outage, as well as virtual crises brought on by cybercrime or network failures, are liable to take place anywhere businesses exist.
66% of companies do not have a disaster recovery strategy in place,
Global Knowledge will help you prepare your business to withstand the impacts of disaster and will also help you understand:
- Why there are different precautions to take for physical and virtual disasters
- How to properly protect your business and alleviate the consequences of disasters
- How to differentiate between disaster recovery and disaster preparedness
- How to begin your own disaster preparedness plan
The following article shows a great example for business Ready for disasters With Windows Server 2012, my customers were prepared for Hurricane Sandy.