According to a 2003 Computer Industry Almanac report, of the 76.2 million PCs in use that year, more than four million lost data due to hardware failure, human error, software corruption, computer viruses, theft, and hardware destruction. Over the past ten years, this number has likely increased significantly as the number of computers in use has grown over the years. "To ensure data isn't lost when an issue occurs, users need to have an online backup solution and many turn to Carbonite for this purpose," Steve Stephens of OnlineBackupInsights.com states.
Statistics released by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. state 93% of businesses suffering data loss for more than 10 days file for bankruptcy within one year, 50% file immediately. With such devastating risks facing businesses today, it's no wonder online backup solutions are so important for companies, says Steve Stephens of OnlineBackupInsights.com.
Of nine industrial countries, the United States continues to have the third-highest average annual number of supply outages per customer and the highest average annual outage time per customer according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. When power outages occur, customers risk losing data, files, folders, photos and more on their computing devices. "With the use of Carbonite, this becomes less of a problem as these items are stored in the cloud where they are safe," Steve Stephens of OnlineBackupInsights.com states.