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23 July 2015

It's impossible to calculate how many hazards we avoid throughout our lifetimes. From near misses on the drive to work to close calls while swimming on the beach, it's safe to say each of us take certain steps to avoid disaster on a regular basis. When it comes to your business, you need to be just as careful.

Natural Disasters

New research sheds some light on the effect natural disasters have on small to medium businesses. One-third of recent study respondents said their business had been negatively impacted by a storm or other natural disaster. Even more unsettling, 25% of businesses hit by a major storm were forced to close their doors completely. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters because they typically have just one base of operations, and just one storm can wipe out everything they own in a matter of hours.

Cyber Attacks

Hackers have a new target--your small business. Perhaps the thrill of bringing multi-million dollar businesses to their knees has worn off, but whatever the reason, small to medium businesses are now a favored target for cyber-attacks. Unfortunately, hackers are having a lot of success. A recent study showed that 71% of data breaches occurred to companies with fewer than 100 employees. These hackers use the information they glean from your business as a stepping stone into your client base and business partnerships. If your company holds any of the following information within its database, you're a target:

  • Intellectual property
  • Customer records
  • Invoices
  • Contracts
  • Patient data
  • Research reports
  • Audit documentation
  • Banking information
  • Emails
  • Excel files
  • Quickbooks files
  • Client lists

What You Can Do

Fortunately, there's a solution. In the event of a natural disaster, cyber-attack, or accidental loss of data, your information can be backed up, secure, and protected through a secure document management system. You'll gain peace of mind knowing your company's most valuable assetÑits collective knowledge--can be recovered. R. L. Mark provides digital document services that protect your information through enhanced security measures, keeping it safe from loss through natural disaster or misuse.

To keep your company's proprietary information safe from disaster, both natural and manmade, contact us at R. L. Mark today! We have a solution.