Hurricane season is upon us once again, is your business prepared? With businesses becoming more reliant on Information technology (IT) to operate, it’s imperative to ensure your business is hurricane ready. IT is multi-faceted and includes many components such as networks, servers, desktop and laptop computers, telecom and wireless devices. If a hurricane disrupted your business network, computer and/or phones, how would you operate?
Power outages are common during hurricanes and tropical storms – they account for more than 30 percent of IT downtime. Last year, during hurricane Mathew more than 1 million households and businesses in Florida were without power according to a report on Weather.com. If the power goes out, or natural disaster strikes, companies can be crippled without proper backup and recovery solutions.
Scary Stats About Disaster Recovery:
93% of companies having outages lasting 10 days or more during a disaster filed for bankruptcy.
Average downtime can range anywhere $6,900 to millions of dollars per hour, depending on the business size. (www.zetta.net)
- Power Outage (35%)
- Hardware Error (24%
- Human Error (16%)
- Virus/Malware Attack (16%)
- Natural Disaster (9%)
Is your business prepared?
As the 2017 hurricane season kicks off, it’s critical to make sure you have an effective data backup and disaster recovery plan. Our team of IT professionals can review your infrastructure and develop a business continuity plan that will help you get back up and running after a hurricane. Don’t be among the 80% of businesses that are unable to recover after a disaster. Sign up today to meet with our team to develop a Disaster Recovery plan.