Most businesses depend so heavily on technology and automated systems, that a disruption for even a few days will cause severe financial loss and threaten survival. Please see our below map for U.S. Safe Zones.
WHAT TDC OFFERS
- Disaster Recovery Planning & Implementation
- Business Continuity
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WHY HAVE A BACKUP?
According to the Business Recovery Managers Association, over thirty-seven percent (37%) of businesses that lose a major portion of their IT systems and data, fail within one year of the disaster. The negative impact of businesses not having access to their systems for even a few days can reciprocate in unforeseen consequences on their customers, suppliers and business partners.
WHY CONSIDER DISASTER PREVENTION?
More than one-third of organizations have executed DR plans. Contrary to what some believe, disaster recovery plans are not documents collecting dust on shelves. For example, in 2008 one-third of organizations surveyed had to execute their disaster recovery plans due to a variety of factors including:
- Hardware and software failure (36% of organizations)
- External security threats (28% of organizations)
- Power outage/failure/issues (26% of organizations)
- Natural disasters (23% of organizations)
- IT problem management (23% of organizations)
- Data leakage or loss (22% of organizations)
- Accidental or malicious employee behavior (21% of organizations)
Given the regularity of events that cause downtime, IT organizations should expect that their DR plans will be tested at some point in the future.
International Data Corp. estimates that companies lose an average $84,000 for every hour of downtime. Strategic Research puts the cost of downtime close to $90,000 per hour.
According to a recent Touche Ross study, the survival rate for companies without a disaster recovery plan is less than 10%.