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Haiti Earthquake Underscores Criticality of Business Continuity Planning in Little Rock, Arkansas
Mar 09, 2010 (05:03 PM EST)
Backup and disaster recovery technologies to be showcased at local event
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural disasters, like the earthquake that decimated Haiti recently, can produce both horrifying and stunning tales of human tragedy and triumph. But after the initial dust settles, an entirely different "after shock" materializes as businesses struggle to resume their operations. According to a study by research firm The Gartner Group, 43 percent of companies were immediately put out of business by a "major loss" of computer records, and another 51 percent permanently closed their doors within two years — leaving a mere six percent "survival" rate.
To help small-and-midsized identify, plan and deploy a business continuity strategy, Zenith Infotech Ltd., an international company serving over 4,000 IT service providers worldwide, is hosting a business continuity showcase March 15 from 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Little Rock-Presidential-Downtown, located at 600 Interstate 30. The event, one of 124 U.S. open houses scheduled for the first quarter of 2010, is sponsored by Autotask, the leading provider of web-based IT services management software.
IT service providers attending the open house will see live demonstrations of business continuity and 'managed services' infrastructure solutions. Together, these technologies enable small- and-midsized businesses (SMBs) to automate IT processes and more efficiently run their business operations.
"Business continuity plans are one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of many small-and-midsized businesses (SMBs)," noted Barbara Burk, Senior Marketing Director for Zenith Infotech. "Unfortunately, it's only after a disaster – or a near miss – that any attention is given to it, and by then, of course, it's too late. We're showcasing the latest backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions to help SMBs understand that implementing a highly reliable BDR strategy doesn't have to be costly or complex."
For more information or to register for this event, visit www.zenithinfotech.com/register.
About Zenith Infotech
Zenith Infotech Ltd. is a leading provider of remote monitoring and management (RMM), backup and disaster recovery, and virtual help-desk solutions for managed services providers worldwide. The company's award-winning solutions enable its technology partners to scale their business without increasing their overhead.
SOURCE Zenith Infotech