In short – ‘The ability to respond to an interruption in services by implementing a disaster recovery plan to restore an organisation's critical business functions’

Disaster Recovery

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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Solutions ?

Disaster Recovery (DR) is a coordinated activity to enable the recovery of IT/business systems due to a disruption. DR  (disaster recovery) can be achieved by restoring IT/business operations at an alternate location, recovering IT/business operations using alternate equipment, and/or performing some or all of the affected business processes using manual methods.

Why do I need Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is not just for large organisations. Leading analysts have hard facts that point to two out of five businesses, of all sizes, that experience a disaster go out of business within five years of the event.

Many companies believe a 'disaster' is a once in a lifetime incident. In fact, these incidents are very common with growing numbers of viruses, security breaches, software issues, hardware failures and data corruption. Thankfully, more catastrophic events such as weather-related causes, fires, power interruptions and sabotage are exceptional, but the most successful companies, small or large, prepare themselves for all potential eventualities.
Consequences of a Disaster

Disaster Recovery Solutions

    * Loss of Business/customers
    * Loss of Credibility/goodwill
    * Cash flow problems
    * Inability to pay staff
    * Loss of production
    * Loss of operational data
    * Financial loss

90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut down within 2 years of the disaster. 50% of businesses experiencing a computer outage will be forced to shut within 5 years.
Source: London Chamber of Commerce

Disaster Recovery Statistics

20% of all companies will suffer fire, theft, flood or storm damage, power failures, terrorism or hardware/software disaster. Of those without a business continuity plan:

    * 43% will never re-open
    * 80% fail within 13 months
    * 53% of claimants never recoup the losses incurred by a disaster
Source: Aveco
    * Less than 50% of all organisations have a business continuity plan
    * 43% of companies that do have a business continuity plan do not test it annually
    * 80% of companies have not developed any crisis management to provide IT
       coverage sufficient   to keep the business functionally effectively
    * 40% of companies that do have crisis management plans do not have a team dedicated to disaster recovery
Source: London Chamber of Commerce

Downtime Costs

What is the cost per hour of major systems downtime at your organisation?
Up to £1,000     23%
£1,000 - £5,000     16%
£5,000 - £10,000     11%
£10,000 - £20,000     7%
£20,000 - £50,000     3%
Above £50,000     15%
Not sure (don't know how to calculate)     25%
Source: Information Age

Want to know more?

To find out more about Disaster Recovery Solutions please contact one of our team: T:0870 774 2588   F:0870 774 2589