Many businesses ignore the creation of disaster recovery plans because they feel that they are too difficult and time consuming to create and would they be any use anyway?
For many businesses certain aspects of their activities can be easily dealt with by making sure that the IT systems are not only backed up properly, but are also accessible remotely in the event that the business is closed because of fire, flood, incident related closure.
The second item to consider is data security. That is, what would happen to the business if critical data e.g. accounts system, website, e-commerce ...
So Rightmove have a reported 81% market share of the top three online property portals - a position which would seem unsustainable. The technology used by the property portals’ customers has changed (i.e. tablets and mobiles) and Rightmove have certainly invested in this through the new Real Time Data feed system. Many Agents have not recognised this change yet.
However, there is a new property portal on the horizon with a rather different business model. If that model helps Agents actually promote their own businesses under the umbrella of the portal then that could result in a market shift.