Mid-Market Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
Developing a business continuity plan has long been considered a luxury that only large enterprises can afford. The reality is, business continuity (BC) planning is a necessity for all companies, and small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are often perceived as being less disaster resilient than large, geographically dispersed multinational companies.
Disaster recovery (DR) is not just about recovering from a disaster, but planning for one, as business continuity is crucial. This involves up-to-date technology and well-informed IT staff members (in-house or outsourced) who will implement several phases of your disaster recovery plan. Your business must be up and running at all times. In the midmarket arena, this is even more crucial, as resources and budgets are usually more scarce, and a disaster — whether a human error or a technological one — could easily damage your credibility.
Disaster recovery plans and strategies run the gamut from relatively simple and straightforward to complex and all encompassing, depending on need and applicable threats. While applicable threats are generally the same for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, the relative scale of the environment and resulting impact and disruption to your business are what set SMBs apart.
Acumen ITIT offers a full suite of disaster recovery tools for the mid-market, all of which are customizable to suit the needs of your small business:
- Disaster recovery planning
- Secure remote backup
- Email archiving
- Monitoring software
Acumen ITIT offers more than just a remote backup system— it’s a business continuity plan designed to keep your company open and operational after a data disaster.
Catastrophic data loss is one of the most detrimental events that can happen to a small- or medium-sized business (SMB). According to the The Underwriting Guide for Insurers, only six percent of mid-size companies that suffer catastrophic data loss ever recover. Yes, you read that correctly. Only six percent. 43% never reopen, and 51% close within two years of the disaster.
Unfortunately, data loss is a relatively common occurrence. Hard drives die, and even automated backups sometimes fail to archive every single file correctly. Data loss becomes catastrophic when a sizeable or vital set of data becomes unrecoverable.