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Seven Weekly Stats: Frightful Facts Haunting Businesses That Lack Reliable Cloud Solutions

October 29, 2015 by

The only thing spookier than ghosts and goblins at this time of year is the thought of losing business due to a preventable technological failure.

As hurricane season comes to an end and much of the country begins to prepare for wintry weather ahead, now is the perfect time to evaluate your business's most vital – and most volatile – operational technologies. If not already in place, cloud solutions that include elements of disaster recovery can help safeguard critical company data and functions in the event of a catastrophe. TechTarget defines disaster recovery as the area of security planning that deals with protecting an organization from the effects of significant negative events. This includes storms and weather-related disasters as well as equipment failures resultant of human error.

Effective communication is an integral part of every business. If your company's communication system lacks fundamental backup capabilities, the results of unplanned downtime can be detrimental in terms of employee inefficiency and, of course, net loss. Investing in a cloud-based unified communications solution with disaster recovery provides peace of mind: primary, secondary, and even tertiary data centers are ready to act fast in the event of a disaster.

Not sure if you're ready to institute a disaster recovery plan for your business?

  • Businesses in the U.S. alone lose more than $12 billion each year due to data loss. (Beyond Technology Consulting) (Tweet This)
  • Across industries, network downtime costs the average business $5,600 per minute. (Gartner) (Tweet This)
  • The average Fortune 500 company experiences 1.6 hours of downtime, or a loss of $896k, per week. (Evolven) (Tweet This)
  • Data loss has increased by more than 400% since 2012. (BetaNews) (Tweet This)
  • 52% of small business owners believe it would take at least three months to recover from a disaster. (Claims Journal) (Tweet This)
  • 25% of small businesses do not reopen after being affected by a major natural disaster. (Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety) (Tweet This)
  • While natural disasters are impactful for business operations, human error causes 11% of all data losses. (Beyond Technology Consulting) (Tweet This)
Setbacks occur in every business. Whether an employee error or a force of nature is the cause, make sure you're prepared for the unexpected.


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