White Paper | September 18, 2012

You're Fired: 7 Shortcuts For Losing Your Customer's Data

Source: Unitrends

This tongue in cheek white paper from Unitrends takes a look at the top 7 shortcuts you can take to ensure you lose your data. Data loss has many consequences for a business and Unitrends provides several statistics about companies that have incurred a data loss event including 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 or more days due to a disaster, filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington), 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive – 43% never reopen and 51% close within two years (University of Texas), and many other grim statistics.

This white paper notes that data loss is commonly a result of human failure, human error, software corruption, theft, computer viruses, and hardware destruction.  Studies cited in this paper from David M. Smith, Ph.D., Pepperdine University and Kroll On Track Data Recovery Services show that hardware failure and hardware or system problems account for 40% and 56%, respectively.

Because hardware failure is the leading cause of data loss, ignoring hardware failure is the first shortcut to losing your data.

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