As a small company, we don't even have an IT Department, so just even bringing up questions that we should be asking that we're maybe not asking, or even thinking about from the IT perspective. I mean from the finance side we get that because we have a bunch of financial people. But even . . . from the smallest thing like how long we archive emails or something like that - that's all part of SOX compliance.
If your company is like most, you build your worth around information. Client records, research material, inventory data, and financials are all heavy hitters. Now imagine if just one of these critical pieces of information became totally compromised or irretrievable, disappearing in the blink of an eye.
How far back would this set your company? How much profit would you sacrifice? . . . (read more)