Historically, disaster recovery required a significant investment in physical infrastructure. Organizations had to balance the risk of not being prepared for a disaster with the cost and level of recovery they could afford. As a result, many executives perceive traditional disaster recovery as an expensive “insurance policy” that is only accessible to organizations with big budgets. Continue reading How Businesses Can Recover From Data Disasters
Risk management ranks relatively low among the many priorities facing small business owners, is the finding of a new survey conducted by Travelers.
Symantec Corp. announced the India findings of its annual 2009 Global SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey. The report reflects the attitudes and practices of small- and mid-sized businesses (SMB) and their customers toward technology disaster preparedness.
Small businesses contribute significantly to the U.S. economy, comprising over 95 percent of all businesses in our country, producing about 50 percent of our Gross National Product (GNP), and creating about 50 percent of all of the new jobs. Small business owners face serious challenges in protecting their business information and the private information of their customers and employees. Often lacking sufficient resources to secure their information infrastructures effectively, small businesses are frequent targets of criminal attacks and hostile threats to systems.
Here’s guidance for small employers, facing the specter of a fresh outbreak of the H1N1 pandemic in North America this fall. Continue reading Preparing for a Renewed Swine Flu Outbreak