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How to get ready for anything bad that could sink your business!

Michael Smith

on 13 September 2012

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Transcript of Readiness-as-a-Service

Are you ready? Do your people know what to do when something really bad happens? Something so bad that it threatens your business? Something that can put you out of business? Out of business fast? Do they know what to do if there is a fire? A flood? A violent intruder? A power failure? A serious, lengthy computer failure?
Do they know what the worst risks are facing their business? Have they worked to reduce or eliminate those risks?
Have they decided what is the minimum set of tasks they must do for their business to survive an extended interruption?
Do they have formal plans that they know how to execute if their business is interrupted?
Is their valuable data safe and secure, no matter what happens?
Have they trained their staff to respond quickly and efficiently?
Have they exercised their plans and staff to see if they are ready? fire, flood, power failure, violent intruder, medical emergency, failure of a critical supplier, death of key executives in a car crash, pandemic, massive law suit, hurricane, death of a consumer of your product, ice storm, labor unrest, tornado, computer error, hacker, exposure of confidential data, computer failure, malicious rumors... 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)
93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)
Companies that aren't able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive. (Strategic Research Institute) So, are you No, because... Sort of... Yes, but... No, because...
It’s too expensive
It’s too difficult
We don’t have anyone to do it
We don’t know how Sort of...
We have a disaster recovery plan for the computers
We take backups all the time
We do fire drills
We need to do more Yes, but...
The plans are too hard to maintain
Our people don’t know how the plans work
We don’t know if our plans will work What can you do to get What can you do?
You can find Internet templates - $0 to $1,000
You can buy a software package - $30,000 or more
You can hire someone - $100,000/year or more OR you can take a different approach... Easier...
Cost appropriate...
Manageable... Ready to be Check out our website at http://www.readysmithadvisers.com
Call us at 1.877.636.3596 About 1 minute ? ? ? Click here.
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