Ten Disasters That Could Crush Your Company

Ten Disasters That Could Crush Your Company

Ten Disasters That Could Crush Your Company

1. Weather
Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires and sandstorms are grabbing headlines while taking systems down.

If you need any more proof that you should take the threat of disasters seriously, consider this: Companies lose as much as $90,000 for every hour of downtime due to systems disruptions, and the survival rate for companies without a disaster recovery plan is less than 10 percent. No organization is immune because both natural and man-made sources can trigger these incidents. With that in mind, Janco Associates has come up with a list of the top 10 disasters that affect organizations. The list demonstrates how incidents can develop from something as relatively small as a car crash to massive weather events. Whatever the cause, organizations must prepare with business continuity plans. "Disaster recovery and business continuity are about being ready for everything," says Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco. "The question that every IT manager and CIO has to answer every day is what they should complete today if they knew a business interruption were going to happen in the next 12 hours."

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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