There’s a tendency to put disaster recovery a long way down the list of everyday priorities because there are always more important things to do, as in: “If you don’t win that new order, there won’t be a company to recover!” This may be the reason Gartner estimates that only 35 per cent of SMEs have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place.
If you don’t have any plan in place, then start with the basics. It’s better to have the essentials covered and then add the trimmings over time. Work out what would really be disastrous if it disappeared, and how rapidly the company would need to regain facilities such as email and Web presence.
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