It is counterintuitive to accept that midsize organizations need a strong BC/DR strategy as much as or more than enterprises do. After all, big enterprises deal with more revenue and run more elaborate and widespread business operations.
Midsize organizations are more likely than their larger enterprise counterparts to identify data protection as a top IT priority over the next 12 months. In fact, data protection – specifically, improved data backup and recovery processes and business continuity/disaster recovery programs – accounted for the top-two overall most important IT priorities mentioned by midsize organizations.
But even though midmarket companies have less expert support on hand than their enterprise counterparts, they need business continuity and disaster recovery planning expertise more than larger enterprises do. After all, they usually don't have the latest and greatest high-availability products integrated into their environments, and they don't have “Clark Kents” dedicated solely to keeping their eyes on all things, always ready to pull on their capes and maximize the chance of fast recovery from a disaster.