If Your Business Doesn’t Have a Disaster Recovery Plan, You May Find Yourself in Hot Water Soon

by ASG
If Your Business Doesn’t Have a Disaster Recovery Plan, You May Find Yourself in Hot Water Soon

It’s a well-worn phrase in the B2B sector, but risk happens everywhere. And while the word “disaster” may conjure up images of fires, storms, and floods for you – more likely than not the disasters looming over your business are man-made: data breaches and loss, physical theft, system failures. Your assets are always at risk.

According to FEMA, 40 percent of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster—and that statistic refers only to its immediate aftermath. Even more devastating are reports by the U.S. Small Business Administration which suggest that over 90 percent of businesses fail within two years after being struck by a disaster. Why is that?

For companies with fewer than 50 employees, only one in five (18%) have a disaster recovery plan in place. Because small businesses are the least likely to protect themselves against risk, they’re the most vulnerable. Not only do they fail to invest the time and resources into disaster preparedness and recovery plans, but they fail to realize that even non-catastrophic occurrences can result in immense losses of time and money, which overtime, can prove to be insurmountable.

That being said: are you ready to face wide-scale network outage or system corruption? Have you outlined the logistical steps you’ll need to take to get your business back up and running in the face of lost assets?  Your business insurance may cover physical damage incurred by a disaster, but what about the technical issues associated with corrupted servers and other IT failings?  Do you have a plan to protect your data, replace your equipment, or work remotely if needed?

If your answer is NO, Applied Synergy Group is offering a FREE Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness Plan that will give you a head start on creating a simple (but effective) disaster recovery plan. Our experts value the kit at $397 but, truly, the cost of preventing fire, flood, theft, virus attack, hardware failure or any of the dozens of data-erasing disasters that could to you at any time – is incalculable.

Get Your Copy of the Disaster Planning Kit Today

The FREE guide titled, “The 10 Disaster Planning Essentials for a Small Business Network.”, will outline key systems and steps you need to take to make sure your computer network is safe and easily accessible in the event of a disaster. We know that getting started with disaster recovery can be tricky. That’s why we’ve compiled our best resources to ensure that your disaster recovery plan is comprehensive, up to date and ready to go in the event of an emergency. Let Applied Synergy Group help you get a head start.  Download the kit today.