Data Recovery: 6 Facts You Need to Know

We live in a world that's heavily reliant on data. Without it, business as we know it grinds to a halt. The downside to all this technology is that there are so many things that can go wrong and numerous ways to lose all that information. And yet, a surprising number of people think it could never happen to them. Startlingly, nearly a third of all computer users have NEVER backed up their data.

So how can one little mistake cost you so much? Geek World News and CMIT Solutions explain why data recovery is so important to businesses:

  • 93% of organizations go out of business within a year when their data center is hit by a natural disaster. 50% of these businesses that don't have a disaster recovery plan and can't retrieve their data within ten days of losing it immediately file for bankruptcy.
  • 94% of businesses that encounter calamitous data loss will screech to a halt. Many of these businesses will never get started again.
  • 77% of organizations that never bother to test their tape backups will experience backup failures.

And the numbers aren't just in relation to data loss. According to Ontech Systems, hacking can create a need for data recovery, as well:

  • Every year, about 40% of small and medium-sized businesses that operate their own network and utilize a network connection for more than just email will be hacked. More than half of those businesses won't even realize it happened.
  • On average, 20% of all small businesses are hacked within their first year. That's because 31% of attacks focus on targeting organizations with less than 250 employees.
  • 20% of small and medium-sized companies will face a major hacking disaster that causes the loss of critical business data about every five years.

If you'd like to pursue data recovery for your business, contact us at Carolina Data Recovery. We offer Hard Drive Data Recovery, RAID/NAS, Mac Data Recovery, Windows Data Recovery, Backup Tapes, and more.


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“We had a hard drive failure at work, and we didn't have a backup. We went to Ron for a free analysis and he verified there was an issue within 15 minutes. We've never had to deal with data recovery before, and he was willing to answer any questions. He got our data restored to a new drive within 2 days. Would definitely recommend.”
– Seth Allen
“Carolina Data Recovery saved the day! I had an external hard drive that contained all of my personal information and pictures over the last 3 years. This hard drive had crashed leaving me in a world of panic. Carolina Data Recovery specialists were able to fully recover my lost information, keeping me updated throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Carolina Data Recovery for all your data needs! ”
– J. Hawk
“Carolina Data Recovery is terrific. We lost a RAID 5 array with critical data and we needed to recover it quickly. We spoke with 3 different venders, and Ron made a big impression over the phone. We did not regret our choice. He worked with us on shipping and priority, and within three days of placing that call we had our data back in 3 days.. HIGHLY recommended. .”
– Jim B.

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