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IT and telecoms security in business is key

RECENT research by Databarracks has revealed that just 27 percent of small businesses have a business continuity plan in place, compared to 68 percent of medium-sized firms and 75 percent of large organisations.

Be Prepared: Of the small businesses that have established a business continuity plan, 73 percent admitted they hadn’t tested it in the last 12 months, with nearly half not planning a drill within the next year.

These findings are part of Databarracks’€™ sixth annual Data Health Check survey report. The survey questioned more than 400 IT decision makers in the UK to find out how they’ve experienced the IT services they use in the last year, and what they expect to change in the next 12 months.

The results revealed that, unsurprisingly, disaster recovery testing had a huge impact on how confident organisations are in their incident management solution. Of those organisations that had tested their disaster recovery plans within the last year, 58 percent were ‘€˜very confident’€™ in them, with this figure falling to just 28 percent for non-testers.

Safety as Standard: At Windsor Telecom, all our virtual business phone numbers include Instant Call Rerouting. Should disaster strike, and your landlines go down, or your usual workplace be designated out of bounds, simply divert your calls instantaneously to a landline or mobile from a telephone keypad, the web or via our free smart App.

The ability to redirect calls quickly and easily is vital for Business Continuity. Diversion instantly switches incoming calls to a mobile, a message answering service or another office/location until normal circumstances resume. You can also advise customers of an emergency, swiftly and simply, by uploading critical updates with Audio Announcement.

You can also pre-set multiple emergency profiles, so your calls are completely covered just in case calamity comes calling.

If your business requires more complex Incident Management, ask about our bespoke Disaster Recovery Plan.

Here are five more ways to ensure your business stays secure, courtesy of CommsBusiness:

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