As the Covid 19 crisis has proved, the impact of a disaster should not be underestimated. Natural disasters – including pandemics – move very quickly and are often extremely difficult to predict. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that, following a disaster, up to 60% of small businesses fail to reopen.
The same may be true in the UK. Few businesses can close for any length of time and be able to survive in the long-term.
When we consider the sort of disasters that could wreak havoc on a business, we often think of freak fires, power outages, and extreme weather events.
From floods and fire to cyberattacks and hardware failure, even localised disasters can derail your business from its path to profits and success.
In the post-pandemic world, a disaster recovery strategy could help safeguard your organisation’s future if another catastrophe should occur.
Which Businesses Are Most At Risk?
Disaster recovery strategies are not merely for large corporations with easy access to resources. SMEs are less likely to have cash reserves that they can fall back on in times of difficulty – making a disaster recovery plan even more important.
A business that stores its essential company data on-site faces a more significant problem in the long-term than an organisation that relies on Cloud-based technologies.
A Proactive Approach To Disaster Management
Disaster management is most effective when handled proactively, rather than in response to an unforeseen event. If the worst-case scenario occurs, your disaster recovery plan should be the roadmap to an eventual return to normal.
Protecting your data is essential, as this is arguably your business’s most important asset. Emails, supplier and customer databases, orders, invoices and stock are parts of the jigsaw on which your business depends.
A backup and data recovery service can ensure you’re able to get your organisation up and running in no time, even if you’re forced to remote locations while the crisis unfolds. Business continuity is the key to survival.
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