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The low hanging fruit of IT security
How smaller organizations can remain secure on limited budgets. By Chris Stoneff.

The 3 R’s of resilience for small businesses
Resilience is the vision of business continuity says Jan Decker and the 3 R’s, RTO, RPO and ROI, are the heart of resiliency.

Choosing a data disaster recovery strategy
Nick Mueller provides some advice for companies considering the best route to take for data disaster recovery.

Business continuity and the smaller business
Practical advice for small and medium sized businesses from an SME owner.

Business continuity planning for small businesses
Just starting your first business continuity plan? Cole Seger provides some pointers.

Selecting a reliable NAS solution
When it comes to network attached storage devices, business continuity starts with selecting the right solution.

Survey shows cybersecurity complacency
US small business owners not concerned about cybersecurity; majority have no policies or contingency plans.
Final report from ANSI-HSSP small business preparedness workshop now available
Details recommendations and findings for small business preparedness.

Perceived risks still hold back UK businesses from using cloud computing services
Top concerns are data theft or loss and reliable access to online services.
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•Date: 19th February 2015 • UK •Type: Article

Survey finds increasing demand for disaster recovery solutions amongst US small and medium sized businesses
A survey of US-based managed service providers by Easy Office Phone has looked at the top trends in small to medium sized businesses (SMBs).
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•Date: 29th January 2015 • US •Type: Article

Many UK SMEs are ‘unaware of insurance perks that come with a business continuity plan’
54 percent of respondents to a recent survey were unaware that there may be insurance benefits in having a business continuity plan.
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•Date: 21st March 2014 • UK •Type: Article

British SMEs lack confidence in their disaster recovery procedures
According to new research by Onyx Group and Computing magazine.
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•Date: 22nd October 2013 • UK/World •Type: Article

Small and medium sized businesses remain committed to tape
The results of an Iron Mountain survey of IT professionals at small- and mid-sized businesses show that almost all use or plan to use magnetic tape cartridges as part of their strategy to backup data.
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•Date: 5th September 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Business continuity management in German, Austrian and Switzerland based small and medium sized enterprises
The results of a survey conducted by Risk Experts Risiko Engineering GmbH.
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•Date: 23rd August 2013 • Europe •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics

Focus on resilience needed in US small business sector
US small businesses are particularly at risk from extreme weather and climate change and must take steps to adapt, according to a new report from Small Business Majority and the American Sustainable Business Council.
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•Date: 30th July 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC: small businesses

SBA announces small business winner of 2013 Phoenix Award
The owners of Amplify Gymnastics, a Joplin-based small business, will receive the 2013 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Small Business Disaster Recovery.
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•Date: 5th June 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: DR general

IBHS launches business continuity planning tool to assist US small businesses
The US Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has announced the release of OFB-EZ: a new, free, business continuity planning tool.
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•Date: 31st May 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC plan development

The backup and disaster recovery challenges facing small and mid-sized businesses
Data protection and disaster recovery planning is a priority but remains a challenge for small and mid-sized businesses, according to the results of ‘Backing up SMBs,’ a recent survey by Spiceworks.
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•Date: 15th March 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey results
Symantec Corp. has published the findings of its 2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey.
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•Date: 18th May 2012 • North America •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics

Survey finds that small businesses ignore risks of data protection on mobile devices
One-third of companies let employees make their own decisions about how to back up company and client data on their devices.
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•Date: 16th March 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Companies are adopting new mobility technologies but not preparing for associated risks to business continuity: AVG survey
There is a lack of understanding of the threats posed by business reliance on mobile phone and social networking use.

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•Date: 4th October 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

New research looks at disaster recovery and data backup methods in US small businesses
Carbonite Inc. has reported on new research into the disaster recovery and data backup methods being used by US small businesses.

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•Date: 19th July 2011 • Region: US •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

London 2012 transport plans on track, but huge risks remain
Business continuity requirements of local businesses considered in new report by the London Assembly Transport Committee.

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•Date: 20th April 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article
• Topic: BC general

UK government asked to review 2012 Olympics business continuity advice
Work-from-home contingency plans aren’t the only answer; government action needed.
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•Date: 8th April 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

‘Business Interruption Insurance & BCM’
New BCI guide explores the link between business interruption insurance and business continuity management.
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•Date: 10th March 2011 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC general

Review of disaster recovery and business continuity plan activations reveals common failures
Janco Associates has just completed a review of 253 disaster recovery and business continuity plan activations and classified the shortcomings of those plans.
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•Date: 4th March 2011 • Region: US/World •Type: Article •Topic: BC statistics

Business continuity in UK SMEs
Star survey looks at business continuity take-up; finds that three-quarters of SMEs surveyed have BC plans, a surprisingly high figure.
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•Date: 2nd Feb 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Impacts of recent snow on UK businesses may have been over-hyped
Only 14 percent of SME decision makers surveyed by YouGov thought their business significantly suffered during the recent snowy weather.
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•Date: 18th Jan 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article •Topic: BC statistics

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