Every year, Symantec, the makers of popular antivirus and security software for PCs, releases a Disaster Preparedness Survey. And, although the cost of lost data for small-to-mid-size businesses keeps going up, the study continues to show that businesses do not have the data protection they need.
According to the study, the median cost of downtime after a server crash, failure or other data recovery emergency is $12,500 per day. Even so, half of the survey respondents do not have a disaster preparedness plan in place.
Even more startling, only 23 % of respondents report backing up their data daily; less than half back it up weekly or more frequently. That means about half of all SMBs don't back up their data at all.
Of the 50% of businesses who do have a disaster preparedness plan in place, slightly more than a quarter of those have actually tested the plan. You can read more about the study here. http://www.symantec.com/about/news/resources/press_kits/detail.jsp?pkid=...
We're Here When You Need Us
We'd love to say the results of this study surprise us, but they don't. For every phone call we receive from a small business owner with just a few hours of data lost between the most recent data back-up or virtual server snapshot and the time of the data recovery emergency, we receive another from a business with no back-ups in place, or back-ups that didn't work (and were never tested before the emergency failure).
We never judge.
We treat every customer with the same patience and care. We ask the same questions and respond to your emergency with promptness and professionalism. Regardless of the extent of data loss or what went wrong, we know that facing a data recovery emergency is stressful and we are here to help.
If your back-ups fail, we can access your mission critical data and get you back up and running. If you don't have back-ups, we can help with that, too. If you followed all the proper procedures but are still missing data, we'll recover that lost data fast. We also keep your information, company data and the details of your specific data recovery case confidential; if you're amongst those 50 percent of business owners with no data back-ups, here's your chance to correct the situation and no one will be the wiser.