June 6

Many businesses and government agencies have implemented business continuity plans that include data backup to minimize downtime during a disaster or other unforeseen disruptions, but many organizations don’t realize data loss can occur despite having backup technology.

In May 2007, A&T came out with some key finding in its 2007 AT&T Business Continuity Study .

AT&T Reported that almost one-third (30 Percent) of U.S. businesses do not consider business continuity planning a priority.

It’s probably no surprise that businesses in New York and Houston, the 4th largest metropolitan area in the USA, are the most prepared for man-made and natural disasters;

However, according to the study, “small/medium-sized companies are even less prepared. More than one-third (36%) of small/medium-sized businesses indicate that business continuity planning is not a priority/not important. Smaller businesses are also less likely to have a business continuity plan in place. More than one-third (34%) of small/medium-sized companies surveyed do not have a business continuity plan compared to one-fifth (21%) of large companies. “

CBL Data Recovery encourages customers to include data recovery in their disaster recovery plans regardless of their size.

Lost data can cripple many organizations and drive some of them out of business, especially smaller companies that lack IT staff.

According to research firm IDC, digital data is growing in sheer volume, even for small businesses, who are less able to manage it due to lack of IT skills. The report, “The Expanding Digital Universe”, also predicts that in 2007 the volume of information created and replicated will surpass the storage capacity available to store it.

Even if organizations store data on RAID Arrays, they should be aware that RAID systems fail as do backups.

Without data, business continuity is at risk.

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