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Off-Site Data Backups

Can you afford to lose data should your computer fail or it is stolen? You probably have data that can be recovered from physical copies or personal recollection, but what about the files that can never be replaced, such as financial data or pictures of your family?

There are many causes of the loss of data. Fire, theft, hardware failure, human error, etc.
Fire, theft, & hardware failure cannot usually be predicted and with hardware failure & fire, more than 90% of the time, the data cannot be retrieved. In cases of theft, it is very unlikely that the data will be returned intact because if it is located by Law Enforcement, it could be years before you are given access to the data again, due to evidence laws.

Backing up data to an external drive or other computer on a weekly or monthly basis reduces chances of data failure. However, it is still likely that data could be lost if both systems are destroyed in the same fire, stolen by the same thieves, or you simply forget to perform your backup on a regular basis.

With Global Data Link's Offsite Data Backups System (OBS), we can help ensure your data is safe around the clock. Even if fire damages your building, your computers are stolen, your drives fail, or you forget about your backups, OBS will have automatically backed up your files off-site on our servers. You could have your data restored to your computer and be back online within hours.

Nearly 10 million computers in the US and 60 million computers worldwide will suffer some sort of data loss this year!

According to Reality Times, Inc:

  • A hard drive crashes every 15 seconds
  • 2,000 laptops are stolen or lost every day
  • 32% of data loss is caused by human error
  • 31% of PC users have lost all of their PC files to events beyond their control
  • 25% of lost data is due to the failure of a portable drive
  • 44% of data loss is caused by mechanical failures
  • 15% or more of laptops are stolen or suffer hard drive failures
  • 1 in 5 computers suffer a fatal hard drive crash during their lifetime

Bearing the above statistics in mind, consider what Relational Business Systems published about business backup practices:

  • 40% of small and medium-sized businesses do not back up their data at all
  • 60% of all data is held on PC desktops and laptops
  • 40-50% of all backups are not recoverable
  • One-third of all computers sold are laptops

According to Harris Interactive, Inc:

  • Nearly 3 out of 5 personal computer users have lost an electronic file they thought they had sufficiently stored
  • 1 in 4 users frequently back up digital files, even when 85% percent of computer users say they are vey concerned about losing important data
  • 37% of users admitted to backing up their files less than once per month
  • 9% of users admitted to never backing up their files
  • More than 22% of users said backing up files is on their to-do list, but they seldom do itCan you afford to lose data should your computer fail or it is stolen? You probably have data that can be recovered from physical copies or personal recollection, but what about the files that can never be replaced, such as financial data or pictures of your family?

There are many causes of the loss of data. Fire, theft, hardware failure, human error, etc.
Fire, theft, & hardware failure cannot usually be predicted and with hardware failure & fire, more than 90% of the time, the data cannot be retrieved. In cases of theft, it is very unlikely that the data will be returned intact because if it is located by Law Enforcement, it could be years before you are given access to the data again, due to evidence laws.

Backing up data to an external drive or other computer on a weekly or monthly basis reduces chances of data failure. However, it is still likely that data could be lost if both systems are destroyed in the same fire, stolen by the same thieves, or you simply forget to perform your backup on a regular basis.

With Global Data Link's Offsite Data Backups System (OBS), we can help ensure your data is safe around the clock. Even if fire damages your building, your computers are stolen, your drives fail, or you forget about your backups, OBS will have automatically backed up your files off-site on our servers. You could have your data restored to your computer and be back online within hours.

Nearly 10 million computers in the US and 60 million computers worldwide will suffer some sort of data loss this year!

According to Reality Times, Inc:

  • A hard drive crashes every 15 seconds
  • 2,000 laptops are stolen or lost every day
  • 32% of data loss is caused by human error
  • 31% of PC users have lost all of their PC files to events beyond their control
  • 25% of lost data is due to the failure of a portable drive
  • 44% of data loss is caused by mechanical failures
  • 15% or more of laptops are stolen or suffer hard drive failures
  • 1 in 5 computers suffer a fatal hard drive crash during their lifetime

Bearing the above statistics in mind, consider what Relational Business Systems published about business backup practices:

  • 40% of small and medium-sized businesses do not back up their data at all
  • 60% of all data is held on PC desktops and laptops
  • 40-50% of all backups are not recoverable
  • One-third of all computers sold are laptops

According to Harris Interactive, Inc:

  • Nearly 3 out of 5 personal computer users have lost an electronic file they thought they had sufficiently stored
  • 1 in 4 users frequently back up digital files, even when 85% percent of computer users say they are vey concerned about losing important data
  • 37% of users admitted to backing up their files less than once per month
  • 9% of users admitted to never backing up their files
  • More than 22% of users said backing up files is on their to-do list, but they seldom do it.