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Natural Disasters and The Paperless Office

Written by  MATT PETERSON Monday, 13 January 2014 23:17

Preparation for a natural disaster doesn’t usually make the top of an organization’s business priorities. For most organizations, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, disaster recovery planning is a neglected, if not omitted, part of daily operations. Independent analysts estimate that more than 50 percent of small- and medium-sized companies operating in the United States do not have a disaster recovery plan. The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that nearly 25 percent of all businesses will shut down shortly after a natural disaster. To compound the problem, nearly 50 percent of American companies – small, medium, and large – are likely to file for bankruptcy as a result of a natural disaster. In the face of such daunting odds, secure data management as part of a disaster recovery plan becomes critical to the continued survival of corporations across the country. On the Backburner: Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Some of the world’s most stringent