Archive for September, 2010

What’s my data really worth?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Do I really need Online Backups?

Backup of vital company information is critical to a company’s survival, no matter what size the company. Recent studies show that 93% of businesses that lose data due to a disaster go out of business within two years.

  • 6% of all PCs will suffer an episode of data loss in any given year. (The Cost Of Lost Data, David M. Smith)
  • 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)
  • 31% of PC users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control.
  • 34% of companies fail to test their tape backups, and of those that do, 77% have found tape back-up failures.
  • 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.
  • 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. 50% of businesses that found themselves without data management for this same time period filed for bankruptcy immediately. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)
  • Companies that aren’t able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive. (Strategic Research Institute)

So, all you need to determine, is, what is your tolerance for data loss?  If you need either a Data Recovery Plan or a Business Continuity Plan implemented to not become a statistic listed above, call Greyhound today and we can deliver a plan specific to keeping your business alive and well under any circumstance.

Call 586.469.4429 and speak with Alan.

Got Bytes? How about a Zettabyte?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Remember when you could fit 1.44MB on a floppy?
How about a 345MB hard Drive?
Well, we are way past bits, bytes, even gigabytes, soon terabytes will be small.
So what’s next?
How about a zettabyte. A What?
A zettabyte is only 1 billion terabytes, which is the equivalent to a stack of DVDs that can extend from the earth to the moon and back.