8 more frightening facts that will make your data quake

“…There are 2 elements of communications system failure during a crisis: loss of infrastructure and overload… following the 9/11 attacks 200,000 voice lines and 4million data circuits failed…and by 11am that day 90% of all mobile calls were blocked due to infrastructure failure or overload…” - Source: Applied Satellite Technology

One if five businesses can expect to be affected by a major disruption in the next 5 years. Of those, 60 percent will be out of business within 2 years. - Source: http://www.londonprepared.gov.uk

More than 30,000 PCs per day are being recruited into secret networks that spread spam and viruses. - Source: http://www.londonprepared.gov.uk

Around 5 million people, in 2 million properties live in flood risk areas in England and Wales.- Source: http://www.londonprepared.gov.uk

A recent survey conducted by Business Continuity Expo 2007 found that people believe that the biggest threats for UK in 2007 are:

54% rate terrorism

30% voted for natural disasters

16% rate avian flu

Source- www.businesscontinuityexpo.co.uk

11. On average, 70% of re-sold hard-drives and memory cards contain pornographic material according to research carried out on 1,000 hard-drives over the course of a year by Disklabs Data Recovery and Computer Forensics.

Only 37% of sole traders surveyed had a procedure to deal with a disaster, even though over half recognised it could put them out of business. 47% of 505 owner managers without a BC plan said that they hadn’t thought about implementing one, 29% said it was unlikely such an event would affect them anyway and 11% said they had no time to think about it. - Source: Dennis Thomas, Managing Director, Network Disaster Recovery

12 ½. 90 per cent of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to close within two years of the disaster. 80 per cent of businesses without a well-structured recovery plan are forced to close within 12 months of a flood or fire. 43 per cent of companies experiencing disasters never recover. 50 per cent of companies experiencing a computer outage will be forced to shut within five years. - Source: www.bcs.org