August 29, 2020

How do you Define a Disaster? Hurricane? Earthquake? Tsunami?

Bones Ijeoma

CEO and co-founder

You should plan ahead for downtime if you have employees. A business continuity solution is the answer. It’s cost effective and easy to manage.

While these natural disasters affect millions of people every year, many more have to deal with the devastating repercussions of everyday disasters such as human error, cryptolocker and power outages. In fact, about one-third of small and mid-sized businesses will experience a disruption to their operations lasting 24 hours or more.

What’s more frightening for your business operations than a natural disaster? Your employees. In fact, an estimated 58% of downtime is due to human error. So if you’ve been putting off implementing data protection because you consider yourself in a safe zone, think again. It is far more likely that the klutz in Marketing (you know the one) trips on that essential power cord than Mother Nature comes after your server. To sum it all up: If you have employees, you’d better plan ahead for downtime.

Consider this:

  • Human error is the leading cause of downtime for businesses, accounting for more than half of all incidents.
  • Hardware failure is another common source of downtime, affecting one in four PCs every year.
  • Data disasters can have severe consequences for businesses, especially small ones. Nearly a quarter of companies reported experiencing a full data disaster in the past five years.
  • Data loss can also lead to business failure. According to a study, 70% of small businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within a year.

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