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Crash Test

Face it, computers and networks will inevitably fail. How will you handle it?

This story appears in the August 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's dinnertime and you face that age-old question: order in or make something yourself? Likewise, do you outsource IT for your business, or is this one more job for your company's chief cook and bottle washer--you?

We're only becoming more dependent on our IT resources, which, unfortunately, go down at times. The Disaster Recovery Journal reports that computer systems fail an average of nine times a year for about four hours. And not everyone can afford IT staff.

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