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Disaster recovery for SMEs: Five key areas to consider
This article is part of the MicroScope issue of September 2021
Over the past 18 months, businesses of all sizes have learned to live with disruption. As lockdowns forced offices to close, organisations moved to remote working en masse. For some, this was new territory. For others, it was part of an existing business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) plan. Staff working from laptops with data in the cloud is an established way of coping with incidents that can range from power outages to natural disasters. Disaster recovery plans have long been common for enterprises and large public sector bodies, but they are equally vital to smaller organisations. If a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) supplies enterprises or government, a disaster recovery plan is often mandated. But many of the principles behind disaster recovery planning apply regardless of the business’s size. And technology, especially cloud-based services, is making disaster recovery more accessible to SMEs. Disaster recovery, or backup and recovery? Disaster recovery is often viewed as a purely technical exercise, focused ...
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