Why protecting your data is so important?
First and foremost you want to avoid the consequences of a disaster that affects your data.
But, what is a disaster?
A disaster can be defined as anything that disrupts normal business operations.
The word disaster typically conjures up the thought of the most horrific events such as: tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, or major industrial accidents. These types of disasters cause broad disruption of infrastructure and services.
According to Strategic Research Corporation, however, only 2-3% of disasters fall into this category.
Other disasters fall into a much more common occurring business disaster category. These can include a hardware component failure on a critical server, data theft, a construction crew knocking out power to your server room, or a user accidentally deleting a critical document.
These business disasters can be broken down into severalcategories:
• Hardware Failures which are 42%
• Human Error is 30%
• Software Errors & Corruption are 14%
• Security Breaches are 7%
• Theft is 5%
Due to the fact that businesses rely heavily on their IT infrastructure, it is essential that businesses plan for and implement measures to protect their IT infrastructure.