EMC Survey Throws Light on Status of Backup and Recovery in the Philippines
EMC Corporation has discovered alarming findings from its concluded ‘The Disaster Recovery Survey 2012: Asia Pacific and Japan’. The study revealed that 86% of the companies in the Philippines are not confident about their capability to recover lost data in the case of a disaster, while 74% of the companies had already experienced data loss and downtime in the last twelve months. Additionally, 44% of these organizations cited reduced employee productivity.
According to EMC’s survey, the primary causes of data loss and downtime in the country include hardware failure (66%), loss of power (45%), and software failure (40%). The use of outdated backup and recovery technologies are associated with these problems as well. The survey showed that 47% of the companies are still using tape and 51% are still relying on CDROM. With intent to avoid data loss and downtime in the future, 58% of the organizations expressed willingness to adopt next-generation backup and recovery methodologies, which is one of the main advocacies of EMC in the Philippines.
For more information about the survey, visit the following link.