Trusting your valuable company data to IT technologies such as a single storage source is dicing with financial Armageddon. If that hard drive should fail or become corrupted, it's gone – and in most cases, for good . . .
650 million hard drives are bought every year.
15,000 hard drives fail each day globally.
That's 5.5 million a year – could one of those be yours?
94% of companies that have no backup procedures in place and who experience a catastrophic data loss have gone out of business. . .
Why storage systems fail . . .
Mechanical or electrical failures in the hard drive.
Employee errors – i.e. accidentally deleting key registry files on the hard drive.
Power being pulled without properly shutting down the computer beforehand.
How to avoid data Armageddon . . .
Employ the latest IT technologies to protect your data:
- Regularly backup your information in the Cloud using existing commercial services or draw up a plan for Cloud integration with a trusted third-party supplier.
- Create a schedule for regularly backing up your data.
- Test your backup procedures and ensure there is enough memory available to actually backup your data.
- Buy only high quality hard drives for your data; skimping on costs could see your hard drive failing far sooner. Or use Cloud services so you no longer need to buy any hardware ever again.
- Remember that all hardware eventually fails, so replace key hardware every three to five years to keep your data safe. Or do away with the hardware and employ a Cloud-based hosted solution instead.
55% say the time needed to research and administer a backup solution is too much hassle.
26% say the cost is too much.
3% believe that their data is safe without a backup solution.
And even after suffering a data loss, 13% say they would still not consider putting a backup solution in place.
– Storage devices fail sooner or later.
– Consider a Cloud-based hosted solution for improved security and no more hardware costs.
– Use backup services to ensure the future safety of your invaluable company data.
– Don’t be one of those companies that ignores the importance of backup; you could end up paying dearly.