Statistics show that the majority of small businesses are not prepared to recover quickly from a disaster. IT systems are particularly susceptible to damage in a disaster scenario -- whether it's a fire that takes out an entire office or a server that goes down because of a faulty upgrade. Unplanned downtime can result in the loss of revenue, damage to your reputation as a business owner and in severe cases can cause a company to go out of business.
Protect your business by developing an air-tight DR plan that takes advantage of advancements in cloud computing. In this Doyenz infographic, they've identified 4 different areas where the cloud can improve recovery time objectives (RTO): Immediate Recovery, Recovery in Minutes, Recovery in Hours, and Recovery in Days. Each organization's RTO is unique; some businesses need immediate access to applications and data while others can stand to be down for a day without significant impact.
Be sure to read the 5 key tips for incorporating the cloud into your disaster recovery plan. After all, what good is this information unless you can take action to protect your business?