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Data Loss Statistics

Basic Facts
  • 6% of all PC’s have an episode of severe data loss per year
  • 70% of all companies go out of business after a major data loss
  • 80% of data loss incidents cost an average of $577
  • 20% of data loss incidents cost companies an average of $20,557

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Recovering from Data Loss

Companies who experience a computer outage lasting for more than 10 days will never fully recover financially, and 50 percent of those companies will be out of business within 5 years.


Cause of Data Loss:

  • Hardware failure 40%
  • Human error 29%
  • Software corruption 13%
  • Computer viruses 6%
  • Hardware destruction 3%
  • Laptop theft 9%