April is Backup Awareness Month
by Duncan McNabb, on Apr 4, 2019, 2:48:15 PM
Don't wait until it's too late!
March 31st has officially become World Backup Day to build awareness about the dangers of data loss. But looking at the severity of data loss, Springboard has designated April as World Backup Month to drive home the importance of backing up data at your business. Don't believe us? Here are just a few horrifying stats about data loss.
Data Loss is up 400% since 2012
Ransomware, malware, and hard drive failure are the culprits to this drastic uptake in data loss. When facing the harsh reality of data loss, it is essential for companies to have both a data backup strategy as well as a robust network security strategy. Stay ahead of the trend and do not wait for your data to be breached, stolen or lost!
140,000 Hard Drives Fail Each Week
Every week in the United States there are 140,000 hard drive failures. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent this, but there are ways to protect yourself from data loss. First, it is essential to establish a cloud backup. Having a cloud backup allows for a running backup of your software and systems at all times while awaiting a professional data backup solution to get your hard drive back running.
Small Businesses Lose $100,000 per Ransomware
Ransomware is an unfortunate threat in today’s business world. Most businesses cannot afford to have their data and other systems held for ransom, that's why two out of three companies attacked by ransomware end up paying.
Between companies paying the ransomer and the cost of the downtime, small businesses lose an average of $100,000 per ransomware attack. No small business can handle that kind of loss. This is just another reason why it is vital to have adequately backed up files in case of such a dire circumstance.
60% of Companies who Experience Data Loss Shut Down Within Six Months
6 out of 10 businesses who experience data loss are no longer in business six months later. This is a bleak statistic, but also the most potent. Protecting your data is protecting your business. Hopefully, companies will soon learn from past companies mistakes.
58% of Businesses Have No Backup Plan For Data Loss
It should not be shocking that this number is close to the one above. It should be clear that the threat of data loss is genuine, yet almost 3 out of 5 businesses still ignore it. Waiting until it is too late is a catastrophic strategy. Take action now, and one day it could save your company.
Celebrate Backup Month with Springboard IT
Heed our advice and don't be like Dave. Springboard IT can help you with your data protection needs. We have designated April as Data Backup Month for this very reason. We provide both cloud support and Data Backup Solutions that ensure that your companies data is protected. Don’t be an April fool and make sure your company is protected today!