4 Statistics Every Business Ought to Know About Data Backup
Every business needs to have a business continuity plan to keep operations going after experiencing a disaster. The centerpiece to every plan is having a backup and recovery solution in place for your company's data. If something happens to your data, your business may not recover. Here are four backup statistics that show the importance of backing up.
6% of All Computers Experience Data Loss Each Year
Data loss doesn't just happen when a system crashes, even a small loss of data, like one workstation's hard drive going down, can cost your business time and money. Taking a chance on a figure like 6% is kind of like playing Russian roulette with twelve-chamber revolver. It's only a matter of time before the bullet goes off, and when it does, things will get messy.
Concerning Businesses that Do Backup Their Data, 34% Never Test It
While it's vital to have a backup solution in place, just the act of backing up isn't enough, you will also want to regularly test your backup solution to make sure it can perform under pressure. For the businesses that do test their backup solutions, 77% find that their backup solution fails on some level. Regular testing of your backup solution will give you the opportunity to take care of any shortcomings so your business can be prepared for anything.
A Company That's Down for 10 Days After a Natural Disaster Will Not Survive the Next Year
Your business may be able to easily bounce back from a minor disaster like an hour-long power outage, but are you prepared to withstand a major natural disaster that will disable your business for days? Think back to Superstorm Sandy, this storm left America's Northeastern seaboard without power in 2012; and in some places the outage was as long as two weeks. Many businesses were unprepared for Sandy and paid a high price. A strong business continuity plan will make provisions to keep a business in operation after a bad storm, which must include a way to access your data.
Tape Backup is Found to Have Discrepancies or Completely Fail 77% of the Time
Not all backup solutions are created equal. While it is important that you have a backup solution in place, you will want it to be accurate and reliable. Backing up with tape has been around for a long time, and it's fast being replaced by a more reliable cloud-based tool called a Backup and Disaster Recovery solution.
With BDR, Directive takes care of the backup process for you, which includes regular testing to ensure your data is accurate, and BDR will not fail when you need it most. To learn more about how a reliable BDR solution can save your business from experiencing data loss and provide you with a strong continuity plan, call Directive at 607.433.2200