Did you know: statistics on disaster recovery [stats]

by | May 6, 2016 | Business Continuity

The statistics on disaster recovery are sobering

Many people believe their workplace will never be the victim of a disaster–whether it be man-made or by the hand of mother nature. And, as a result, are quite lax about making sure they have the appropriate technology to keep their business up and operational. The below are recent statistics on disaster recovery that will make you take action:

  • Less than half of survey participants believe that their business is “very prepared” to recover their IT assets in the event of a disaster (Source: The 2015 Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Survey)
  • 52.5% of businesses say that it took more than one day to recover from their worst DR event (Source: The 2015 Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Survey)
  • 3 out of 4 companies worldwide are in danger of failing to recover from a disaster/outage. (Source: Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark: The State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness, Annual Report)
  • 70% of SMBs go out of business within a year of data loss. Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark (Source: The State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness, Annual Report)
  • 1 in 10 organizations indicated damage to business reputation after data loss (Source: Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark. The State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness, Annual Report)
  • The top three industries affected by data breaches are: Public, Information and Financial Services (Source: Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report)
  • 5 malware events occur every second and 70­-90% of malware samples are unique to an organization (Source: Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report)
  • More than 40% of businesses impacted by a natural disaster never reopen (Source: Why Your Company Needs a Business Continuity Plan & Insurance Coverage by Brown Smith and Wallace LLC)
  • 1 in 4 businesses never test their Disaster Recovery plans. 21% lack the skills and 36% lack the time to adequately plan and test DR. Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark (Source: The State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness, Annual Report)

You need to know the statistics on disaster recovery. When you do, please contact us about protecting your business’ most valuable asset. . .its data.

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Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!

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