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Data-Loss Horror Stories (and How Not to Be One)

Jun 9, 2020, 17:29 PM by Becky Cook
"In early 2020, several counties in Ohio lost up to six months of mission-critical data. The loss took place at an ironic moment: while an employee of the IT company that serves those counties was transferring their data to a more secure system. 

"Against company policy, the employee failed to create a backup of the data before starting the transfer. County employees were able to restore some of the lost information — but only because they had physical hardcopies, and only by manually re-entering it all into their systems. As for the data that existed only digitally … that was all permanently destroyed."

Human error is one of the leading causes of data loss, linked to around 60 percent of data loss incidents in the UK. Accidental deletions, skipping a step in a procedure, trying a workaround that didn't work. All of it can lead to losing mission-critical data. It's more a matter of "when," not "if."

Having a backup solution for data will save your company from data loss and the work to get it back. Read more at OffsiteDataSync's blog.

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