Businesses face risks every day. Profitability and continuity can be affected by countless factors - anything from failures in market strategy to new legislation or the loss of key staff.
Often, these risks are expressed in financial terms but, for the majority of SMEs, one of the most prevalent day-to-day risks concerns the robustness of their IT systems.
IT-dependence is something that most business owners will recognise. Client files, financial records, legal documentation... these and other vital resources are all typically filed away digitally.
An outage in an IT network can therefore spell downtime, lost profits, and frustration for staff and customers alike. The consequences can range from a mere nuisance to the end of the enterprise itself.
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