Try to meld in your mind the grim pictures coming in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake and these grim figures from Symantec:
Writes IT Business Edge's Paul Mah:
What befuddles the mind was an apparent disconnect between the perceptions of SMBs towards their disaster preparedness versus the reality.
As blogger Rob Enderle wrote, the disaster in Haiti, in which people are hard-pressed to find such basics as food, water and shelter, should serve as a reminder that every business, regardless of size, must revisit its disaster-preparedness plan.
Mah, in a later post, added some useful advice from Symantec. The Knowledge Network can help, too. For example, you can check out the disaster-preparedness and -recovery plan contributed by Abilene Christian University. That should give you some ideas for crafting your own procedures.
These Knowledge Network documents are worth a look as well:
And to top it off, here's a discussion about how to ensure your disaster-recovery plan is followed.