Archive for September, 2011


8 Funny Data Disasters of 2010

September 30, 2011

Data disasters befall us all. Hard drives fail and precious family photos are lost, or a business laptop with valuable corporate data is stolen. But some disasters are more colorful than others. Kroll Ontrack, a provider of information management, data recovery and legal technology products and services, made a list of its top ten data disasters for 2010. .



Virtual data loss and virtual data recovery

September 29, 2011

Craig Scroggie Data Loss Prevention Interview

September 28, 2011

Most overlooked data loss is from 3rd-party data recovery vendors

September 27, 2011

What Are the Consequences of Data Loss?

September 26, 2011

 The consequences of data loss are dire; here is a sampling of just a few statistics related to the impact of data loss on business:

• 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. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)

• 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive – 43% never reopen and 51% close within two years. (University of Texas)

 • 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year and 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)

 • 77% of those companies who do test their tape backups found back-up failures. (Boston Computing Network, Data Loss Statistics)

 • 7 out of 10 small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year. (DTI/Price waterhouse Coopers)

• 96% of all business workstations are not being backed up. (Contingency Planning and Strategic Research Corporation)

• 50% of all tape backups fail to restore. (Gartner) • 25% of all PC users suffer from data loss each year (Gartner)


Deutsche Telekom Wants ‘German Cloud’ to Shield Data From U.S.

September 23, 2011

Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Systems information technology unit is pushing regulators to introduce a certificate for German or European cloud operators to help companies guard data from the U.S. government.

Source Deutsche Telekom Wants ‘German Cloud’ to Shield Data From U.S.


Will the Consumer IT Revolution Sweep Away Corporate Data Privacy?

September 21, 2011

The implications of the latest Gartner predictions are clear: a string of user-empowering consumer-IT technologies are steadily loosening the modern organisation’s grip on its workforce practices and on its most sensitive data. By 2012, 73% of the enterprise workforce will be mobile, and some 20% of companies will no longer own any IT assets, by 2013 80% of businesses will support a workforce using tablets and by 2014 almost all businesses will supply corporate data through smart-phone apps, as data migrates beyond office walls to the remote realms of virtual reality and cloud-services.

Gartner’s latest predictions conjure up images of a data-security nightmare, providing a porthole into a future digital workspace of informational chaos, with endlessly multiplying mobile endpoints, sensitive data handled on home laptops and mobile devices, a growing stream of unencrypted, unprotected user data on employee endpoints, i-workers” closing lucrative deals in Starbucks, remote boards thrashing out mergers in virtual meetings and corporate data flowing, unfettered, across public networks. We know where these changes are coming from.

The markets have shown for some time that the fixed PC endpoint is falling out of favour with the modern consumer, which means that, this year alone, 42 million tablets and 330 million new mobile devices will have been sold worldwide while the PC market continues to stagnate. But as corporate IT is increasingly infiltrated by consumer trends, with mobile data storage replacing fixed endpoints, the implications for data security are potentially disastrous.


Will the Consumer IT Revolution Sweep Away Corporate Data Privacy?