A quarter of UK smaller businesses don’t have an IT disaster recovery plan in place

Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2019 09:05

UK businesses are gambling with the continuity of their business, as new research reveals that a quarter of small and medium sized companies do not have any form of disaster recovery plan in place to protect them.

A survey of 1,125 IT workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider, Probrand.co.uk, has revealed that one in four (24 percent) of UK SMEs do not have an IT disaster recovery plan in place.
  
Of those workers who are employed at a business which does have a disaster recovery plan in place, as many as 54 percent said that it is not regularly tested. In fact, 33 percent of IT workers claim that their company’s disaster recovery plan has never been tested during their employment.

The data also shows that 8 percent of UK SMEs do not have automated file backups in place at all.

www.Probrand.co.uk