94% of Enterprises are at least discussing cloud or cloud services – this figure is up from 75% a year ago – Symantec 2013 Report “Avoiding the Hidden Costs of the Cloud” Cloud Computing
95% of companies experienced a data outage in the past year. Ponemon Institute, Cloud Computing
25% of PCs will fail this year. – Gartner via Essential Link
It is estimated that the average cost for any major data loss is over $200 per file. If even one database is corrupted or compromised, it can cost an organization hundreds of thousands of dollars in recovery costs and fines — unless, of course, there is redundant data stored in a cloud backup or other system. – The DSS Blog Keep It Running
60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster. – Boston Computing Network’s Data Loss Statistics
CloudBackup’s Facts about Data Loss
Key causes for data loss are:
78% Hardware or system malfunction
11% Human error
7% Software corruption or program malfunction
2% Computer viruses
1% Natural disasters
More than 22% said backing up their PCs was on their to-do list, but they seldom do it.
30% of companies report that they still do not have a disaster recovery program in place, and 2 out of 3 feel their data backup and disaster recovery plans have significant vulnerabilities.
The first reaction of employees who lose their data is to try to recover the lost data themselves by using recovery software or either restarting or unplugging their computer — steps that can make later data recovery impossible. – Source: 2005 global survey by Minneapolis-based Ontrack Data Solution: wait, do not immediately reboot!
This year, 40% of small to medium businesses that manage their own network and use the Internet for more than e-mail will have their network accessed by a hacker, and more than 50% won’t even know they were attacked. Source: Gartner Group
20% of small to medium businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years. Source: Richmond House Group
Companies that aren’t able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive. Strategic Research Institute
47% of SMBs are currently using desktop virtualization. – 2nd Annual SMB Technology Adoption Trends: CompTIA
In order to protect critical information, companies need to regularly test their backup solutions to ensure they work properly. However, nearly one-third (32%) of IT administrators surveyed revealed their organizations do not conduct such tests. Scary Statistics on SMB Data Backup
82% of companies surveyed saved money moving to the cloud. NSK Inc
80% of companies surveyed saw improvements within the first 6 months of adopting the cloud. NSK Inc