How would your business survive a disaster? Do you have a contingency plan? From the statics obtained from the London Chamber of Commerce and outlined here the chances are you have not...
Disaster recovery solutions from Tegen...
Only 17% of London SME's have a contingency plan in place compared to 20% of large business
90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut within 2 years of the disaster
43% of companies experiencing disasters never recover
50% of companies experiencing a computer outage will be forced to shut within five years
80% of companies have not developed crisis management to provide IT coverage to support business continuity and keep the business functioning effectively
Having carried out a contingency plan you can ascertain the financial costs and insure against it.
Just taking the IT perspective from this...
Data loss can happen in a number of ways for example – hardware failure, human error (file deletion), security attacks (viruses, hackers), internal attacks (malicious intent), and of course accidents and disasters.
In any IT network it is not just the reliability of the backup, but also how fast you can recover. Allowance must be made for the method of backup and what to recover to; do you have the necessary hardware needed? If not, how long does it take to obtain? You could be down for days and that is not good.
Tegen can design, supply, implement and test an IT disaster solution for your business based around your requirements. In most cases the requirement from our clients is "We need our systems up and running within 'x' hours or 'x' days". They would have done the maths and calculated how much it would cost the business if a severe IT outage were to happen and how long they could afford.
At Tegen we have a number of backup and recovery solutions to offer. Some of these solutions can get your systems up and running in a secure hosted virtual environment within hours of a catastrophe, allowing your business to operate even after a major event such as a fire.
It's not a question of "Can you afford to?", it's a question of "Can you afford not to?".