By StorageAsia Editors | Jul 26, 2012
Majority or 82% of companies in Singapore are not very confident that they can fully recover systems or data in the event of a disaster, and that 72% of Singapore organizations lost data or suffered systems downtime in the last 12 months.
These findings highlight the need for backup transformation from antiquated technologies that are not suited for today’s data growth or availability expectations. A move to next-generation backup and recovery solutions ensure continued business operations in the event of a natural disaster, malicious activity or more routine and common disruptions to IT systems.
Commissioned by EMC and conducted by independent research company Vanson Bourne, the research has shown that the causes of systems downtime are often the commonplace disruptions to IT, such as hardware failure or data corruption, rather than natural disasters or other major incidents.
The research also showed that it is not the extraordinary that creates problems, and it can take just a little to cause a lot of disruption, even something as simple as data corruption.
The three most common causes of data loss and downtime in Singapore are hardware failure (61%), data corruption (49%), loss of power (49%).
This compares to just 13% of respondents citing natural disasters as a cause of systems downtime or data loss, and 19% of respondents attributing systems downtime or data loss to employee sabotage.
Regardless of the cause, 67% of Singapore organizations reviewed and changed their procedures for backup and recovery in response to an incident.