SMES TOO COMPLACENT ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS DISASTER PLANNING Thursday 19 June 2008 PDF Print London, 19th June 2008 - Too many companies are letting a disaster occur because they are not properly protected; they stick their heads in the sand and hope for the best, which can spell financial suicide, according to itlab. Dom Monkhouse, Managing Director, itlab, explains: “Accidents can occur, for example look at the major communications hub which caught fire in Manchester a few years ago leaving hundreds of businesses without any telephone or internet channels for weeks. Not surprisingly over half the companies eventually stop trading, and most of these were SMEs. This was because they didn’t have any disaster recovery plans in place. Without a back up plan valuable customer data can be lost which in turn ruins brand reputation and sometimes it can even lead to bankruptcy. “Our experience of disruption, whether it’s IT failing or a disaster happening is that companies fail to have in place even the most basic solutions. A disaster recovery plan does not need to be complicated, nor do its elements need to be expensive. Often, just getting a business’s phones to automatically divert to a location scripted to manage them can make a huge difference, as can making sure the firm backs up data to a remote location. “For SMEs it is vital therefore to look for a company that can help you resolve this problem before its too late. A company that has all the tools necessary for reliable disaster recovery can take away the headache and ensure you are full protected 24/7. It’s better to be safe now and not sorry later!” itlab DR offers a tailored package of services that will keep your business running in the event of a disaster. Within 4 hours your staff will be able to access virtual copies of your servers from anywhere with internet access. Within 24 hours you will have a fully configured ‘warm site’ office space, local to your premises, for up to a month. Within 2 working days you will have fully restored physical copies of your servers ready for deployment in a location of your choosing. In addition to this you get a dedicated Event Manager, email filtering with archiving and business continuity module (never lose an email!), full ‘best-of-breed’ online backup and regular invocation tests. There’s also no need to take out any additional insurance – you’re already covered by your existing policy. - Ends - For more information, please contact: Emily Gallagher email@example.com or 00353851664255 itlab, founded in 1998, serves over500 SME clients across London, the Midlands and the South West. Priding itself on what it calls ‘Service Obsession™’ its mission is to transform IT from a drudging cost into a genuine competitive advantage for its clients. With itlab, it’s not all about the technology - though of course, it has many experts - it’s about providing a solution that is packed with Service Obsession™. An IT department if a company doesn’t have one, more horse power if it does. Its main support services consist of: Support2.0, a strategic IT service for business; IT Lab Direct, a pay as you go IT support service; and IT manager support, offering additional support to clients who already have their own internal IT provision. Additionally it provides expert services in business applications, database/software development, CRM & ERP solutions, web development, advanced security solutions, internet connectivity and VoIP. From its HQ in Farringdon, itlab deliver truly Obsessed™ service. It achieves this by hiring the right people, creating a mind blowing place to work and creating a truly amazing range of services. To find out more about this unique culture visit http://www.itlab.com/service_obsession/. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Emily Droogleever in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.