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    74% of firms may not fully recover their data after an IT failure

    Source: BBC News - Firms 'ill prepared for IT failure'

    74% of companies and public sector organisations questioned admitted they may not recover all their data or computer systems after an IT failure.

    74%!

    I would expect some to be ill-prepared (pronounced "underfunded against the protestations of network managers") but that is an overwhelming majority living on borrowed time. Particularly when IT is so essential to, well, everything now, it's an appalling figure.

    Some times I read something online that makes me think: maybe I'm not doing such a bad job after all.

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    74% from 1750 companies [1295 companies] in at least 9 countries. [I'm counting the UK as 1. 13 countries if it's seperate.]

    It doesn't show the spread of who replied to questions and where.

    There could be only 5 people questioned from the UK, and they could have all said they're prepared.


    Unclear research is unclear.

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    how do you define "all" though and are they counting things like profiles as data. Has to be said due to space constraints in a lot of my schools a lot of stuff isnt backed up i only back up the essentials and in most cases nobody takes a tape/hdd off site anyway so if school burned down its gone but if they wont spend the money and staff wont take media home (and i cant blame them) hwat can you do

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    It'd be interesting to see if such firms realise the financial consequenses of losing data, lose all of your sales contacts/history etc etc and you no longer have a business - even if you do manage to recover most of it if you don't get your act togeather quick enough you may as well have still lost it all.

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