What would you do if your systems were hacked or compromised by a virus? How would your IT systems cope in the event of flooding or an explosion? What if your IT systems simply stopped working? IT has brought many benefits to business. However, IT failures can seriously damage your ability to deliver products and services, harm your company's reputation, and jeopardise your relationship with your customers. In short, poorly managed IT problems could threaten the survival of your business. Create a Survival Plan If you want to protect your business, you need to put in place a business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) plan to help your business survive. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, a quick guide for organisations and business managers shows you how to develop a plan that will: -keep your information safe -safeguard your company from viruses and phishing scams. -store data safely, and prevent years of work from being lost by accident. -ensure your communication links are secure, and keep you connected when disaster strikes -bomb-proof your data -protect your data in the event of fire or flood. Read this practical guide and start building a business survival plan today About the author Thejendra B.S is the IT manager for a software development firm in Bangalore, and has over 20 years of experience in IT. Besides working in India, his career has also taken him to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain and Australia. He has dealt with customers in many different areas of business, and has written many articles for websites such as techrepublic.com and drj.com. Visit www.thejendra.com for details of his other books and articles.