Statistics and Fast Facts
"The failure rate for Hard Drives is 100%"
"The rate of failure for laptops is as high as 20-25 percent
per year and every year 30 percent of all these are lost or
Disaster Recovery Journal
"6% of all PCs will suffer an episode of data loss in any
given year, requiring specialized data recovery services"
"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."
"35% of all PCs sold to businesses are laptops and 1 in 5
of these laptops will suffer hardware failure in the first
Gartner analyst Brian Gammage, The Changing
Spectrum of Mobile PC Usage, October 30, 2002
"In a recent survey of more than 200 IT directors and network
storage managers of small-to-mid-size businesses, 40 percent
of companies polled rely on an extensive network of laptop
computers for their employees. Yet, half of the companies
said they have no formal data backup and storage procedures
in place for backing up “mission-critical” data hosted on
their employees’ laptops."
"78% of all data loss situations are due to hardware or system
failures. 11% are due to Human Error"
Data Recovery South
"The average amount of revenue lost for all companies in one
hour of an IT infrastructure outage is $42,074, and that's
doesn't include lost productivity"
TechRepublic Inc, Laraine Lawson