Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption Systems |
The most important service that Epic provides to small and medium businesses (SMB) is to protect it from losing mission critical information due to lack of utilizing “best practices” in a wise process, but more importantly, providing the quickest methods possible in resuming business when a loss occurs.
Business continuity can be described as not having one break in the process of utilizing technology in the process of order to cash. It is impossible to have 100% business continuity with any technology, but “Immediate Business Resumption” (IBR) should be the objective of any company with mission critical data on a server or laptop, and it is what Epic offers to its clients in the areas of servers and fleet laptops, and soon in the area of Smart Phones.
Being able to backup properly is the most critical step that is a “best practice” in immediate business resumption (IBR), but having a complete Disaster Recover plan is the blue print by which your company can resume operations efficiently and effective to keep your customers satisfied with your products and services.
Unfortunately, only 64% of businesses backup their mission critical data on a daily, ongoing basis, and the vast majority of this 64% use only one media to backup (tape), which is in itself a cardinal sin. Tape backup is losing its significance in the disaster recovery area because of its lack of reliability, and the many tape “breaks” that occur on a consistent basis. Thus, any IBR plan must include at least two media backup processes, and preferably three.
Epic’s analysis of companies shows the following statistics for small and medium businesses (SMB), beginning with the importance shown by the CEOs:
|Percentage of CEOs who know their Disaster Recovery plan, or if they even have one ||26%|
|Percentage of companies that do not backup servers regularly ||64%|
|Percentage of companies that have only tape backup ||89%|
|Percentage of companies with critical data on laptops ||88%|
|Percentage of companies that backup laptops to servers ||4%|
|Percentage of companies with no daily backup for laptops ||96%|
|Percentage of companies that do not backup smartphones ||99%|