Online Data Backup Statistics

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Online Data Backup Statistics

90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut within two years of disaster.

80% of businesses without a well structured recovery plan are forced to shut within 12 months of a flood or fire.

43% of companies experiencing disasters never recover.

50% of companies experiencing a computer outrage will be forced to shut within 5 years.

Companies experiencing a computer outrage lasting longer than 10 days will never recover its full financial capacity.

Less than 50% of all organisations in the UK have a business continuity plan.

43% of companies who have a business continuity plan do not test it annually.

80% of companies have not developed crisis management to provide IT coverage to support business continuity to keep the business functioning.

25% of financial institutions have no business continuity plan.
Source - London Chamber of Commerce – May 2003

49% of SMEs fail to assess their vulnerability to data loss.

93% of businesses that suffer data loss for more than 10 days file for bankruptcy within 1 year, 50% immediately
Source - British Chamber of Commerce ICT Report

Worldwide storage services revenue is expected to rise from $26billion in 2002 to $41 billion in 2005.
Source – Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner, Inc.

The average data centre client has 7.5TB of online backup storage. That’s equivalent to a stack of 3.5” diskettes over 11 miles high (Mount Everest is only 5.5 miles high). By 2006 the average stack will reach 39 miles high.
Source - John Horo – Networks Storage Manager: hp

Viruses – 10% of PCs are infected with viruses each month. Of these, 37% of computer virus infections result in data loss.
Source – ICSA Labs/TruSecure, 2002)

Disk Crashes - Up to 20% of PCs suffer hardware failure in the first three years of use.
Source – Garter Analyst M. Margevicius, Aug 2001

Laptop Loss – Of the 2.3 million insurance claims for computer loss in 2001, 25% were theft related; notebook theft has increased by 53% since 2000.
Source – Safeware, The Insurance Agency Inc. 2001

More than 109,000TBs of unique enterprise PC data are not being regularly backed up.
Source - IDC analyst Fred Broussard, July 2002

As much as 60% of corporate data resides unprotected on PC desktops and laptops.
Source – IDC analyst Cynthia Doyle, April 2002

Viruses: Survey finds PCs infected at the rate of 10% each month.
Source - ICSA Labs, 2002

Make sure your business is never caught out by ensuring you have your online backup storage covered as well as any IT support needs you have by employing the services of an IT support company.

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