Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own scope of impact on those affected. When major natural disasters strike, there can be loss of property and belongings, a sense of disconnect from the world and for some, a long period of time spent waiting for recovery.

In the IT world, when a disaster strikes – whether natural or man-made — it can cause the same effects, interrupting a business’ ability to function, process information, access critical applications and data causing hours to days of downtime while IT administrators attempt to reboot and recover all of the information. Every business is in need of a disaster recovery (DR) plan regardless of their size or industry. Every disaster absorbed by IT systems can be seriously detrimental to the production, reputations, and revenue of a business.

Don’t be like the other 3 in 5 U.S. businesses that are not confident they could recover quickly from a disaster. Incorporate the five tips shared in the infographic below to build your own disaster recovery plan.