As the amount of data the world is producing and needing to store continues to multiply, its value to corporate business operations is also increasing. In the Asia-Pacific regions, with economic growth and turbulence all the same, the importance of minimizing disruption and maximizing business continuity prospects when problems occur remains.
EMC released the results of a survey on the topic today. They completed a study with 2500 IT personnel in both private and public sectors about the nature of disruptions and impact in the past year outages and data loss have had. 71% claimed to have experienced data loss or system downtime from hardware failures, corruption and power outages. Natural disasters also factored in at 20 percent. The impacts to economic elements and productivity were also analysed. EMC compiled some of the key data points into the visualization below. Check out the various areas where data loss and the lack of confidence in recovery affects business in AsiaPac regions.
For more on the results see this article on ZDNet Asia: http://www.zdnetasia.com/asian-biz-not-confident-of-disaster-recovery-62304735.htm