Fool Me Once…

By Don Reisinger

"Some" Data Lost

In the past year alone, over 20 percent of respondents who manage between 2TB and 7TB of data report losing some of it.

Fool Me Once…

Among those respondents who reported that their organizations lost data, over half of said it happened not once but two and three times.

Cost of Lost Data

Respondents estimate that the average data loss cost companies between 2 percent and 5 percent of total annual revenue.

Disaster Recovery

95 percent of respondents told Evault that they have some sort of disaster recovery plan in place.

Cloud Recovery

Interestingly, just 44 percent of IT decision-makers currently have a remote, cloud-based disaster recovery plan in place.

Turning to the Cloud

75 percent of respondents said that they plan to implement some form of remote, cloud-based disaster recovery solutions by the end of 2012.

Mobile Risk

A whopping 95 percent of U.S. respondents say that at least some of their company's data is on mobile devices, such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones.

Who Cares?

40 percent of U.S. respondents whose mobile devices contain corporate data said that they have no plans to address vulnerability on those devices.

Service Time

More than half of all respondents -- 54 percent -- use a service provider to aid them in recovering data.

Poker Face

Nearly one half of respondents say that they'd rather perform a solo of Lady Gaga's song "Poker Face" at their company holiday party than have to inform their company's senior leadership that vital company data has been lost and is unrecoverable.

This article was originally published on 05-09-2012