With all of the industry focus on data loss and disaster recovery, you may be surprised at the state of affairs.
- 53% of businesses experienced data loss within the past 12 months; up from 31% in the prior year (EVault 2012 Survey)
- 24% of IT Managers admit to not telling their CIOs that some data is not backed up, including data on mobile devices
- 38% of IT managers worry about the security and effectiveness of their backup solutions
- 58% of downtime and data loss was caused by storage problems or failures (Continuity Risk Benchmark)
- 86% of companies experienced unplanned downtime last year (Acronis Disaster Recovery Index Survey)
- 60% of companies identify human error as the most common cause of downtime and data loss (Acronis Disaster Recovery Index Survey)
What does this mean?
Whether running systems in-house or in the cloud, businesses MUST understand the risks to their data and system, and have reasonable protections and responses in place. Solutions that focus on addressing hardware and software errors may not protect you from user mistakes and missteps.
False Sense of Security in the Cloud
When moving to the cloud, businesses must remember that while good cloud infrastructures provide protection from hardware/software type failures, your data is still susceptible to user error. Backup/recovery services offer protection for cloud-based data that rivals services available for in-house solutions.
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