Disaster Recovery Plans for small Business

Disaster Recovery Planning for Small Business Owners

The purpose of a business continuity plan or a disaster recovery plan is to prepare your business in the event of extended service outages caused by factors beyond your control (e.g., natural disasters, man-made events), and to restore services to the widest extent possible in a minimum timeframe. All of your company's sites are expected to implement preventive measures whenever possible to minimize operational disruptions and to recover as quickly as possible when an incident occurs.

This process is difficult enough for large businesses, but what about smaller organizations, that often have less staff and resources? Small business disaster recovery planning can be extremely challenging, especially from the perspectives of time, money and resources.

According to Deni O'Connor, principal analyst, Storage Strategies NOW, in the report Data Protection and Recovery in the Small and Midsized Business, "There are approximately 5.75 million SMB organizations in the United States alone, each with a unique set of challenges and requirements that must be met to protect the viability of companies. SMBs consistently struggle to protect growing volumes of information and with so many options, data protection and disaster recovery can be a daunting challenge to overcome."

To make the disaster recovery planning process easier, we've collected our top five resources on business continuity planning for SMBs, starting with a free, downloadable business continuity plan template. Explore our resources on small business disaster recovery planning below.


Sample business continuity template for SMBs

This business continuity planning guide starts off with a standard sample business continuity plan template that has been adapted for SMBs. Read this guide, and then download the free sample business continuity plan template for smaller businesses and you'll be well on your way to developing a successful business continuity plan. Click here to download SearchSMBStorage.com's free sample business continuity template and guide.

Disaster recovery planning guide for beginners

In this disaster recovery planning guide for beginners, we've compiled our best resources to ensure that your disaster recovery plan is comprehensive, up to date and ready to go in the event of an emergency. In this section of our disaster recovery guide, learn about the basics of putting together your disaster recovery plan, how to keep your plan current and what the top disaster recovery planning trends of the year are. Click here to read our disaster recovery planning guide.

Top 10 common business impact analysis mistakes and how to avoid them

A business impact analysis (BIA) is a vital part of an organization's business continuance plan; it includes an exploratory component to reveal any vulnerabilities, and a planning component to develop strategies for minimizing risk. It demonstrates what needs to be done before a disaster to meet the needs of the business and what can be deferred until a disaster occurs. It may sound simple in theory, but many mistakes often happen. But many of these common mistakes can be avoided. Read this business impact analysis checklist to make sure you don't make these mistakes.

Choosing a business continuity or disaster recovery consultant

Wiley Prepare for the Worst, Plan for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Small Businesses
Book (Wiley)
2002-01-25 08:07:59 by justyouraveragecitizen

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2008-08-06 11:31:14 by jobsearcher98033

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Nuclear Waste The risks run too great

We are not condemned to repeat 40 years at the nuclear brink. We can do better than condone a world in which nuclear weapons are enshrined as the ultimate arbiter of conflict. The price already paid is too dear. The risks run too great. The Nuclear beast must be changed. Its soul expunged. Its lair laid waste. The task is daunting, but we cannot shrink from it. The opportunity may not come again.' (Excerpt from speech to the State of the World Forum by Retired General Lee Butler, former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Strategic Air Command, 1991-1992)

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