Data Backup Solutions
Small and medium sized businesses are at increased risk due to a perfect data storm. More data is being created, the value of your data is increasing and you’re at greater risk of losing data. Data will continue to grow at rates from 11% to 40% annually according to Enterprise Strategy Group. According to IDC, the amount of data could grow by 50 times by 2020.
Evaluate your risk because it’s not a question of if, but when will you experience a data loss. Gartner Group states that 25% of PCs will fail this year. Forrester reported that 24% of companies surveyed experienced a full data disaster. PricewaterhouseCooper reports that 70% of small businesses that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year.
Unplanned downtime may be an IT function, but it is a business concern. Gartner reports that the average midsize company has 16 to 20 hours of network, system or application downtime per year. This equates to loss in productivity, postponed or lost revenue, and reduced profitability. Protecting your data is protecting your business. If you don’t prepare, you will pay more later.