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Availability can have several meanings in a business setup. In IT terms, availability means how easy it is to access data or resources in a usable format. It can also refer to the overall availability of a system. This includes how quickly it can recover when an incident occurs or when a part of the system crashes or is unavailable.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Availability

SMBs need to understand whether they can continue doing business if their computers or servers stop working. Excellent availability, which is considered a pillar of information assurance (IA), helps SMBs ensure alternative sources of business data are available when IT systems or networks go down.

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