Symantec Corp., announced this week that a study of more than 2,000 SMBs found widespread use of mobile devices,...
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cloud and virtualization.
The study included 2,053 organizations in 30 countries, although not all the respondents were Symantec customers, according to the company.
Meanwhile, about two-thirds of SMBs said they trusted their ability to restore data from their backups.
According to the study, 41% said they were “somewhat” confident and 24% said they were “extremely” confident to restore data from backup. Another 25% said they were “neutral” on their backups, while 8% were not very confident in their backups.
Two percent -- or about 40 of the respondents -- said they were “not at all” confident in their backups.
Survey responses to questions about SMB planning for disaster recovery showed mixed results.
More than 20% of respondents were “not very” prepared or “not at all” prepared for DR, while 31% said they were neutral.
Another 36% of respondents replied they were either “somewhat” or “extremely” prepared.
And 22% of respondents replied that they don’t have a DR plan, nor will they create one.
By comparison, 26% replied they had a plan. Another 33% are discussing whether to create plan, and 19% are creating a DR plan, according to the study.
Symantec said that 35% of SMBs are using mobile devices to access business information, and another 34% have taken advantage of server virtualization. Cloud implementation was close for public or private -- public cloud use was reported to be 40%, and private cloud use was at 43%, according to the study.
According to Monica Girolami, Symantec’s director of product marketing, the results for the private cloud might be off due to a “lack of understanding” of the meaning of the term “private cloud.”