There is a huge risk facing your business (and it’s data) out there and it’s probably more familiar than you realize. Data loss can be a huge blow to any business whether its account information, billing history, or client files. Any kind of data loss can be critical to a business and it’s the ability to operate and in today’s world that data is susceptible to numerous risks.
To find out the greatest risk facing your business follow these steps:
1. Turn on your smartphone.
2. Go to your camera app.
3. Switch to the the Front Camera
4. Hold the phone up and look into the camera and what you will see is the greatest risk to your business data.
The greatest risk to your business data is YOU.
Since the beginning of time, we’ve been plagued with our own mistakes. Though never intentional they have the propensity to bring about disastrous results. In 1922, an American Chemist, Thomas Midgley, discovered that the compound tetraethyl lead helped fuel to burn at a slower rate. This helped decrease cost but it also resulted in several workers dying from lead poisoning in US factories during the early ’20s. In England, an elderly man accidentally threw away his Euromillions lottery ticket losing his chance to take home over $180 million. In 2005, a Japanese trader “fat-fingered” a trade in which he sold 610,000 shares for 1 yen instead of 1 share for 610,000 yen.
The fact is we’ve all made mistakes and and some of those mistakes have a price to pay with them. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try we’ll always make mistakes and science and statistics say you’ll never be able to avoid them (here’s why). When it comes to a company’s mistakes with data it can have a devastating effect. It can hinder the ability to accomplish day-to-day tasks, lead to hours of repetitive work, and even result in fines or lawsuits. The scary part is that 44% of data loss is caused by an unintentional human action, which means it was an accident. So that ‘fat fingered’ keystroke can affect more than trades on the stock market they could wipe out your critical business data in less than a second.
In the world of technology, we are no less susceptible to mistakes, however, technology has the ability to adapt and statistically lessen the impact of a mistake or remediate the mistakes almost entirely. At DataYard, we believe that mistakes are mistakes and they shouldn’t destroy or hurt someone’s business and that’s why we believe in providing READY Backups to our clients. READY backup provides a solution where we can protect data from mistakes and other threats.