Hurricane season is fully upon us, with forecasters predicting that as many as nine tropical storms will form in the Atlantic between now and the end of November.
Fortunately, savvy businesses won’t need to board up any windows, figuratively speaking, if their applications and data already live in the cloud. Noting that researchers think four tropical storms will strengthen into hurricanes with winds of at least 74 mph — and that one of those hurricanes will intensify into a major hurricane with peak winds exceeding 110 mph — vigilance is simply good business.
Small business owners rightly fret about data loss. You needn’t be a mega-enterprise awash in big data to recognize the potential peril to business health from even a ‘minor’ erosion in data security, and natural disasters are among the most disruptive events a small business can face. And that’s exactly why businesses need to wean themselves from traditional backup and recovery solutions.