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5 frightening facts that will make your data shiver

Here’s five Business Continuity Staggering Statistics and Frightening Facts that have been compiled by the team behind Business Continuity Expo 2007 which takes place at London’s Excel from 28-29 March 2007.

“The UK has more tornadoes per unit land area than the USA?” - Source: TORRO who look at extreme weather events.

Computer related disasters cost British businesses a staggering £1.8 billion - Source:

Seventy eight percent of businesses have suffered an online attack with the average cost standing at an average of £30,000 – Source: DTI

According to the government’s own chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, it is a matter of when, not if, a flu pandemic develops over the next few years. And, when such a pandemic occurs, within a matter of weeks the world will have fallen into a sustained period of business disruption, with illness and death on a scale that will overwhelm health resources worldwide. England and Wales alone could face more than 600,000 deaths, causing the economy to come to a stand still. - Source: Graham Chick/Survive

McKinsey says if you can manage risk successfully, there’s a clear return on investment. It says that over 80 per cent of investors would pay 18 per cent more for shares in a well-governed company.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.