While no one wants a disaster to occur, the reality is that they happen. What if your business was hit with a disaster – a virus, hacker attack, power outage or even a fire? Are you prepared with a recovery plan to revive critical customer, financial and business information? Symantec’s 2009 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey found that while most small to medium sized businesses perceive they are ready for disaster, their actual level of preparedness is not up to par.
Rather than hoping for the best and being unprepared, we recommend small and mid-sized businesses take these simple steps to protect their information and systems:
• Decide what critical information should be secured and protected
• Look to a solution provider to help create disaster plans, educate employees and monitor threats
• Automate backup
• Test annually
Protecting your SMB from disaster and communicating your plan to customers helps you gain a competitive edge. SMB disaster preparedness keeps business secure and running during disruptions and installs confidence in customers that you will be there when they need you.