If you thought you knew the main causes and impacts of data loss, think again. A recent study of data loss incidents in Australia has unearthed some surprising facts and assumptions around the real causes of data loss, and why many businesses are at risk.
One of the most surprising findings was that data loss is more widespread than many business leaders realise. While data loss is often thought to be associated with natural disasters, it’s far more likely for it to be caused by human error.
One in three Australian organisations has experienced data loss that has resulted in a major disruption to business, and in most cases the cause was human error. The average downtime these organisations faced was between six and 20 hours.
This misalignment of data-loss risk and the incorrect assumptions many business leaders hold means that many organisations fail to protect mission-critical applications such as email and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems adequately.
Some of these challenges are being met by an increasing reliance on cloud-based disaster recovery services, with 70 per cent of Australian business leaders considering cloud as part of their disaster recovery roadmap over the next 12 months.
Are your core systems protected? If you you’re not sure now is the time to talk to your Account Executive about cloud computing.