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FACT - 90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut down within 2 years of the disaster. 50% of businesses experiencing a computer outage will be forced to shut within 5 years. London Chamber of Commerce.

FACT - A company denied access to mission-critical data for more than 48 hours will likely be out of business within one year. Interrupt the IT infrastructure - especially normal access to data - and you effectively interrupt the business.

FACT - Those who plan for a disaster have a 4 times greater chance of survival than those who don't.

FACT - Only about 50 percent of companies report having a disaster recovery plan. Of those that do, nearly half have never tested their plan, which is tantamount to not having one at all.

FACT - Network interruption is the second leading cause of business stoppage. Disaster Resource Guide

FACT - According to analyst firm IDC, about 70% of all successful attacks on computer networks were carried out by employees and insiders.

Disaster Recovery (DR) is a coordinated activity to enable the recovery of IT systems due to a disruption. DR can be achieved by restoring IT operations at an alternate location, recovering IT operations using alternate equipment, and/or performing some or all of the affected business processes using manual methods.

Why do I need Disaster Recovery?
Many companies believe a 'disaster' is a once in a lifetime incident. In fact, these incidents are very common with growing numbers of viruses, security breaches, software issues, hardware failures and data corruption. Thankfully, more catastrophic events such as weather-related causes, fires, power interruptions and sabotage are exceptional, but the most successful companies, small or large, prepare themselves for all potential eventualities. Leading analysts have hard facts that point to two out of five businesses, of all sizes, that experience a disaster go out of business within five years of the event.

Consequences of a Disaster
Loss of Business/customers
Loss of Credibility/goodwill
Cash flow problems
Inability to pay staff
Loss of production
Loss of operational data
Financial loss

The Solution:
flexDRP brings together solid up to date network documentation, a dependable backup service, and wraps it in a comprehensive plan that can be executed onsite or offsite depending on the nature of the disaster. It focuses on two important factors:

Recovery Time Objective (RTO). This is the duration of time within which a business process must be restored after a disaster (or disruption).
Recovery Point Objective (RPO). This is the acceptable window of data loss measured in time. I.e. if we did a backup at 8am and a disaster hit at lunch time we can live with the 4 hours of last data but no longer therefore our RPO is 4 hours.

flexDRP also outlines what preventative measures are already in place. In the event of a large disaster priorities are already defined on what services, who should be involved (suppliers and people), how to get a hold of them. It also details how certain steps are to be executed.

A DRP kit contains all the information required and basic tools to execute the plan and is stored in a fireproof satchel at onsite and offsite locations.

flexDRP Summary:
A documented plan of what to do when a disaster occurs.
So comprehensive any IT company could pick up the plan and run with it.
In a panic situation the plan is already made - little or no thinking is required, just follow the plan which means recovery can happen quickly.

To find out more please contact us on 03 977 1750 or email us at


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