Disaster recovery often seems like a remote possibility for businesses relative to the day-to-day work of keeping the business running. Partly I think that's because many SMBs think “disaster” and they think flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, etc. They then look around and think, “My odds are pretty good for missing most of those issues, I'm good.” However, when you define “disaster” as anything that causes disruption to your business, those odds change dramatically. Laptops and PCs get old and crash. Networks can be penetrated. Your users could fall for a phishing attack and expose your business to ransomware . In fact, human errors remain the top cause of downtime . Let's take a look at recent research about disaster recovery and consider what the numbers mean for your business.