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Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey 2011

  • Only 50% responded that they already have a plan in place.
  • SMBs experienced a median of 6 outages in the past year. The top 3 reasons for downtime include cyberattacks, power outages, employee errors and upgrades, with each occurring a median of once per company in the last year.
  • Only half of companies surveyed back up at least 60% of their data, and less than half back up their data weekly or more frequently. Only 23% back up daily.
  • Only 28% have actually tested their recovery plans, which is a critical component of disaster preparedness.
  • Downtime costs SMBs a median of $12,500 per day.

 

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