SMEs 'should make disaster recovery a priority'


Published in Parasol Online at

11 July 2008

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to pay more attention to disaster recovery, especially in the wake of the credit crunch, a new report has claimed.

According to the publication from IT Governance, SMEs and self-employed workers need to make provisions for emergency situations in order to ensure the continuation of their business, reports Direct Response.

Computer security breaches are of particular concern, the report says, as hackers are no longer simply targeting large corporations.

Alan Calder, IT Governance chief executive, said SMEs must make it their "number one priority" to protect against the internet attacks.

Direct Response reports that 90 per cent of business disasters are caused by either a power supply problems, a hardware or network failure, an forced evacuations or natural weather conditions.

The technology provider also claims that over 70 per cent of SMEs in the UK do not have tried and tested disaster recovery plans.

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