99% of businesses don’t perform daily backups

iStock_000024086772XLargeWell firstly, congratulations to the 1% who are doing the sensible thing and performing daily backups.

For the other 99%, what’s going on?

According to the Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey the median cost of downtime for an SMB is around the £8,000 mark, per day. Having a record of daily backups will allow your organisation to get up and running much quicker in a disaster that causes you to lose your data.

Can you honestly say that if a disaster struck and destroyed all of your organisation’s digital information, you’d survive? Financial records, customer information, software, digital products; all gone.

43% of organisations who experience a data loss disaster and don’t have a recovery plan in place never re-open.

Don’t let your hard work go to waste

If I had my own business, a main priority of mine would be to ensure that my company would survive a disaster. Not only would it be devastating to lose my business, but it would also be embarrassing that a potentially multi million pound company fell victim to an unforeseen event for which I could have been prepared.

If you’re going to do it, do it right

When it comes down to business continuity, there are no half measures; you either do it right or you don’t do it all. The key to effective business continuity is planning for anything that could go wrong (i.e. carrying out a business impact analysis), and putting in place a disaster recovery plan.

Flooded office? Temporary offices are already arranged

Server failure? Backup server is ready alongside your daily backups

Power failure? UPS’s are installed around office location

If you are looking for a structured approach to business continuity management, look no further than ISO 22301.

ISO 22301 is the international business continuity standard. It lays out the requirements for a business continuity management system (BCMS).

By implementing an ISO22301 certified BCMS, your organisation will ensure that it is best prepared for a disruptive incident and, more importantly, that it is able to continue trading and return to business as usual as quickly as possible after an incident.

Learn more and start implementing

For this month only, IT Governance are offering their popular ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Implementation Toolkit, alongside three eBooks:

  • A Manager’s Guide to ISO22301
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  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 3rd Edition.

With these four products, you’ll be able to get your BCMS up and running in a timely fashion.

*Sources:
99% of businesses don’t perform daily backups
43% of organisations who experience a data loss disaster and don’t have a recovery plan in place never re-open.