Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Every IT Manager's Nightmare: Oops! Techie wipes out $38 billion fund

The article Oops! Techie wipes out $38 billion fund speaks so clearly to us who support small business clients!

Have we tested our client's backup setups? Have we actually done either a selective or full restore against those backups?

Do we talk to our clients about the importance of Disaster Recovery Planning? Do we have the knowledge of DRP that is needed to guide our clients into a solid DRP that can facilitate their business surviving a human or nature generated disaster?

From the article: What a way to find out that the backups are no good! The data is gone, the backup drive is toast, and the tapes are blank! They were very fortunate that there was a paper trail that they could go back to. But, what a huge waste of time and dollars for them.

In our case, for our small business clients, the loss of data could be the end of their business. That is the key difference between we who deal with the small to medium business segment and large corporations. We hold our client's business in our hands.

Small Business I.T. is just that critical in today's business world.

Some food for thought over coffee! ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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