One of the ezines I subscribe to is Sallie Goetsch’s File Slinger Backup Reminder. Published every Friday, it’s a reminder with good reasons why, every week, to back up your computer. Yesterday’s reminder is posted on Sallie’s blog and is worth reading as an important reminder why you MUST backup your data every day/week/month.
Every 15 seconds, another hard drive crashes.
1 in 5 computers suffers a fatal hard drive crash during its lifetime.
The overall average failure rate of disk and tape drives is 100%-all drives eventually fail.
60% of companies that lose their data close down within 6 months of the disaster.
Recreating data from scratch is estimated to cost between $2000 and $8000 per MB.
Simple drive recovery can cost upwards of $7,500 and success is not guaranteed.
40% of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses don’t back up their data at all.