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8 Surprising Disaster Recovery Stats

Joseph F. Kovar

Early SMB Adoption Of New Tech Improves Disaster Recovery Preparedness

Once SMBs adopted mobile, virtualization and cloud technologies, they found themselves better prepared to meet disasters, according to the Symantec survey.

Seventy one percent of SMBs that adopted server virtualization said they found themselves somewhat or significantly better prepared for recovering from a disaster than before adoption of the technology. This compared to 43 percent that found they were better prepared for disasters after they adopted private clouds, followed by 41 percent that felt more prepared after they adopted public clouds and 36 percent that felt better prepared after they adopted mobility.

CRN Channel Takeaway: Once an SMB customer takes the plunge and invests in new IT technologies, it's time to follow up with information on how to take advantage of the new tech for disaster recovery purposes.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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