Everyone knows how important it is to backup our data. Virus, malware, ransomware, or even mechanical failures and accidents – any of these situations can potentially destroy the data in a hard drive, which can be catastrophic for anyone who does not perform periodic backups of their data.
Other than that, good practices in terms of backups also state that backups should be done in multiple mediums, such as multiple external hard drives, DVDs, and so on. These advices are not only useful for the regular user, but also for companies and businesses as well. With this in mind, how well do companies perform in this subject? Are they complying with these good practices?
CloudBerry Lab, a leader in cloud-based backup and file management services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), recently carried out a survey that shows the numbers of this reality, and they are anything but tranquilizing.
“Threats to an organization’s data used to be more straightforward – a hard disk would fail, or a server would get destroyed in a natural disaster. Although these threats are still here, we now deal with a whole new range of man-made threats.
The recent rise in ransomware attacks, which hold data hostage from the enterprise, is one example. This new world places a premium on reliable cloud backup, which must be frequent, easy and secure, while getting data ‘out of the building’ to a remote, off-site location.”
– Alexander Negrash, Director of Marketing, CloudBerry Lab
This survey shows that almost half of the respondents have a single copy of their business data, which could cause an entire disruption if the original data and that backup became inaccessible.
Also, even though 36% of companies backup their business data entirely, an equal percentage of them do no backups at all, which is why it comes as no surprise that 27% of them lost business data “several times”.
These are some of the most noticeable results from this survey, enough to understand how much companies are still unaware of how important it is to backup their data, and how that can make the difference in case they ever need to recover it.