Online Data Backups

This procedure provides a documented process for backup data from folders, files, databases, computers, smartphone and tablet devices to the cloud.  Backing up data is a critical part of running a business or organisation.

It is recommended that the Online Data Backups procedure is installed into the IT section of your Company Manual.

Facts about data loss:

  • Only 34% of companies test their tape backups and, of those who do, 77% have found failures.
  • 60% of companies that lose their data will go out of business within 6 months of the disaster. (Source: Boston Computing Network)
  • 93% of companies that lost their data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately. (Source: National Archives & Records Administration in Washington.)
  • 20% of small to medium businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years. (Source: Richmond House Group)
  • You have a 30% chance of having a corrupted file within a one-year time frame.
  • 1 in 25 notebooks are stolen, broken or destroyed each year.
  • About 70% of business people have experienced (or will experience) data loss due to accidental deletion, disk or system failure, viruses, fire or some other disaster (Source: Carbonite, an online backup service)

Scary But True Facts About Data Loss

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