Having a good data backup plan is essential in any business environment. The hardware that holds the data is the key component to focus on. Pretty much all other hardware components can be replaced without to much interruption. The statistics below from the US Dept. of Labor says a lot about the importance of a good backup plan.
According to the US Dept of Labor 93% of companies that experience significant data loss will be out of business within five years.
For most companies it’s not a matter of if, but rather when they will experience a major loss in data. Leading Causes of Data Loss
Hardware or System Malfunctions (44 percent of all data loss)
Human Error (32 percent of all data loss)
Software Corruption (14 percent of all data loss)
Computer Viruses (7 percent of all data loss)
Natural Disasters (3 percent of all data loss)
34% of companies fail to test their tape backups, and of those that do, 77% have found tape back-up failures.
60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.
Every week 140,000 hard drives crash in the United States.
Simple drive recovery can cost upwards of $7,500 and success is not guaranteed.
IT WILL HAPPEN, BE PREPARED
Cornerstone IT Solutions customize every plan according to the needs of our clients. The continuation of a technology infrastructure is critical to a business. No matter if the loss is caused by a natural disaster or is man-made, our job is to recover your data and provide a structured approach to respond to these unplanned incidents that threaten your IT infrastructure.
Cornerstone IT Solutions understands the real cost of losing data, the risk of business failure, and the risk of liabilities and penalties – our bottom line is to get your business operational as soon as possible.
According to the U.S. Small Business 2009 Annual Overview, 70% of small businesses experienced data loss due to technical or man-made disaster. No business likes to think of possible floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, or man-made disasters, but planning for a disaster will save your business.
No matter what size company or budget you have, protect your business and call Cornerstone IT Solutions today.