Natural disasters have certainly made headlines over the past years. Among the many lives lost and homes crushed, businesses, too, lay in ruins. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, for example, 60 percent of Mississippi's small businesses closed, according to the Mississippi Small Business Development Center. But "disasters" for small to mid-sized businesses extend well beyond freak storms, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
The goal of the Quorum Disaster Recovery Report is to underscore the notion that, while devastating, downtime cause by a tornado or earthquake is much less likely to occur than by something like a less-spectacular hardware failure. With this in mind, small to mid-sized businesses must prepare for the worst with the best — a disaster recovery solution that enables instant recovery and allows for on-demand and automatic testing.
"In the case of hardware failure, most people have faith that their system will failover, saving them from system downtime. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It's particularly important to deploy a disaster recovery solution that gets employees working again in minutes, rather than days."
Randy Mateo, IT manager at California Bankers Assoc.