HP's Foray into SME BCP
I cite these examples today, because they could very well serve as metaphors for how business continuity planning has not only gone enterprise-wide, but has moved into new market segments. Take small to medium sized enterprises for instance. HP has recently launched a program aimed squarely at this segment:
The HP Business Protection portfolio offers business continuity for SMBs through security, data protection and availability features.
To stress the importance of continuity and disaster preparedness, HP cited a recent University of Texas study that found that 43 percent of companies that suffered catastrophic data loss due to disaster never reopened, and 51 percent closed within two years.
BCP - It's not just for Financial Services and IT anymore. Hmmm, I could be on to something.