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How to Be Ready for Anything

Do you have a plan for disaster recovery preparedness?

This story appears in the February 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Not to be Chicken Little or anything, but just because the sky isn't falling now doesn't mean it won't sooner or later. So it's reassuring to learn that 82 percent of small and medium-sized businesses worldwide express confidence in their preparedness, according to a recent survey conducted by security, storage and systems solutions giant Symantec. Moreover, 84 percent contend their computer and systems are secure in the event of outages or disruptions.

But maybe are a little too confident for their own good: Two-thirds tell Symantec they believe their customers would wait patiently until systems are restored, with only 34 percent believing consumers instead would evaluate alternatives, including the competition.

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