There are always enough reasons to give thought to data protection and data availability. Whether you're trying to prevent loss due to carelessness or a complete server failure, designing a strategy for data backup and recovery is part of every manager's legal and fiduciary responsibility. Sensitive data loss can lead at the very least to embarrassment and damage to a firm's reputation. It can impact profitability and interfere with the day-to-day conduct of your business, but serious corporate malfeasance can lead to expensive lawsuits, fines and even jail sentences.
Contrary to popular belief natural disasters are only a minor reason for data loss. In fact, three quarters of all damage events are caused by hardware failure and maintenance errors:
According to Gartner, the typical reasons for breakdowns are:
- 44% Technical (under voltage, higher voltage, disc crashes etc.)
- 32% Human error (handling errors, theft, sabotage, etc.)
- 14% Software
- 7% Viruses
- 3% Natural Disasters
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