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Top Considerations Before a Disaster Strikes

Written by  ROBERT LUPO

When we think of disaster recovery, natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, fire, or floods often come to mind. Also at the top of our list of concerns are hardware system failures. But the fact is, most recovery efforts are a result of human intervention, not natural events or equipment failures. People create viruses, people delete files, IT personnel make mistakes. IDC, a market research firm, has uncovered that the average revenue lost per hour of downtime in midsize companies is significant: nearly $60,000 for manufacturing firms, $158,000 for healthcare businesses, and $400,000 for retail businesses. The key to addressing potential business continuity threats to your organization is preparation and awareness across a wide spectrum of threats. Let’s examine some of the key threats to your data and the preventive strategy you can take to help protect your business from natural and man-made disasters. Hurricanes are clearly among the most far-reaching