X-ISS Launches Free Online Disaster Recovery Planning Assessment Tools for Small Businesses

X-ISS, experts in IT disaster recovery planning, launched two new online tools to help small-to-medium businesses in the Greater Houston area better prepare and protect themselves in the event of a major disaster or outage.

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A projected strong hurricane season in Houston adds urgency for small businesses to have a solid IT disaster recovery plan in place.

With the hurricane season upon us, we want to help ensure that every business in Houston has a fighting chance, no matter what may come their way.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2010 -

X-ISS, experts in IT disaster recovery planning, launched two new online tools to help small-to-medium businesses (SMB's) in the Greater Houston area better prepare and protect themselves in the event of a major disaster or outage.

The tools are available on-line at no cost, and include the X-ISS Disaster Recovery Planning Assessment Test and 18-Point Checklist. The test provides business owners an initial assessment of how adequately they are prepared in the event of a disaster. The checklist is designed to then help them identify gaps in their current disaster recovery plan that might hinder their abilities to recover as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible.

According to a report by the Small Business Association, over 60% of small businesses that face a major loss of critical IT data or resources without an emergency plan will go out of business within a year. Yet, most still don't have adequate disaster recovery plans in place. "Preparation is the key to business survival in the event of a disaster or outage." says Deepak Khosla, President and Owner of X-ISS. "With the hurricane season upon us, we want to help ensure that every business in Houston has a fighting chance, no matter what may come their way."

In addition to the disaster recovery planning tools, X-ISS is also offering complimentary consultations to assist local businesses in assessing the adequateness of their current disaster recovery needs. "Many smaller businesses, either think a disaster won't happen to them or that it's just too costly." Khosla says. "But, the truth is most businesses will face at least some outage or loss of IT resources this year, and there are affordable solutions for virtually every sized business to help minimize economic damage when this occurs." says Khosla.

About X-ISS: X-ISS is the trusted choice of small-to-medium businesses in the Greater Houston area who want to maximize the performance and protect the security of their IT resources affordably. Best known for their exceptional expertise and responsiveness, they have been creating cost-effective, business saving disaster recovery protection and preparation plans for a wide range of loyal clients for over fifteen years. For more information please call 713-862-9200 or visit X-ISS.com.

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