Have you ever thought what you would do if your computer network ever crashed? For those who may have experienced such a disaster before, chances are you took proper steps to insure the nightmare you endured would happen again. If you're lucky, you haven't had such an experience (yet) so there is still time to put a "backup" plan into place. Consider the following Data Loss Statistics:
- A hard drive crashes every 15 minutes
- 2000 Laptops are lost or stolen every day
- 32% of data loss is caused by human error
- 31% of all PC users have lost all files due to events beyond their control
- 25% of lost data is due to the failure of a portable drive
- 44% of data loss is caused by mechanical failures
- 15% or more laptops are stolen or suffer hard drive failure
- 1 in 5 computers will suffer a fatal hard drive crash during their lifetime
The old saying, "Pack your own parachute," comes to mind when I think of data backups or, more specifically, data RECOVERY. However, how many people actually know how to pack their proverbial data backup "parachute" and instead rely on someone else - be it an employee or vendor?
If that's you, read our questions that you should know the answers to. Since the absolute WORSE time to check your backups is AFTER a data disaster, all company CEOs ought to know the answers to the following questions NOW so they aren't unpleasantly surprised later when data gets erased and they're scrambling to get back up and running.