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Study finds SMBs adopting new technologies

Veronica C. Silva | May 24, 2012
Virtualisation and cloud computing were some of the solutions SMBs turn to to prepare for disaster.


For companies small and big who still don't have a disaster preparedness plan in place, Symantec recommends that disaster planning should start now. Some of the strategic technologies that organisations can look into include cloud backup, disaster recovery and automated physical to virtual backup conversion.

Organisations should also use comprehensive security and backup solutions to protect their physical, virtual and mobile systems.

Finally, once in place, organisations should review and test their disaster preparedness plans at least once a quarter.

The study also showed that early adopters are better prepared for any disaster. In the case of private cloud implementation, 58 percent of respondents reported that their disaster preparedness improved against 55 percent who implemented public cloud computing. Fifty-five percent of respondents said their disaster preparedness improved when they implemented mobility technologies.

Symantec commissioned ReRez Research to do the study for them.

The respondents in the global study included mostly C-level executives and managers, and a few (one-third) IT representatives.


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