Is Your SMB Prepared for Disaster?

John Storts

In the business world, disaster can strike in many ways. Cyber crime, identity theft, data loss and natural disasters can cost significant loss of time, money and productivity. That's why, whether your business is large or small, you need to arm yourself with information and a preparedness plan so you can quickly and accurately communicate with all stakeholders during any unfortunate, disruptive event.


Take a look at the Varolii and Honeywell 2009-2010 Preparedness, Security & Crisis Communications Survey in the Knowledge Network. It covers a variety of security- and preparedness-related topics to help to mitigate and minimize the fallout from crises, whether natural or otherwise. According to the survey, the "415 respondents represented a good mix of different industries, the majority of whom come from government agencies and companies in the healthcare/pharmaceutical, technology, education, commercial and financial services sectors." The majority of the respondents represented small-to-medium-sized organizations. The responses and data collected offer valuable insight into the current state of preparedness, security and crisis communications,as well as emerging trends, as described by leading experts in these fields.


Check out related documents in the Knowledge Network, articles on IT Business Edge and informative blogs over at CTO Edge. They'll get you in a "preparedness state of mind," provide useful information about what others are doing and help you formulate your own plans so that your business can regroup and recover as quickly and efficiently as possible.


From the Knowledge Network

Definitions: Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Training Outline

ACU Technology Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan

Guide to Test, Training, and Exercise Programs for IT Plans and Capabilities


From IT Business Edge

Five Business Continuity Misconceptions that Could Be Disastrous (slideshow)

Best Practices for Creating Disaster Recovery Plans for Your SMB

CTOs Need a Checklist for Preparedness

Rapid Growth Expected in Disaster Recovery IT Market


From CTO Edge

Disaster Recovery Is All About Imagination

Backup and Recovery: Dodging the Digital Danger

Overcoming Escalating Disaster Recovery Costs

In the Event of a Data Loss

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