Disaster Recovery Statistics Every Business Should Know

1. Without a Disaster Recovery plan survival rate is less than 10%.
Source: Coopers and Lybrand 
2. Only 35% of Small Businesses have a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Source: Coopers and Lybrand
3. Statistics for the those who store their information on-site:
The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) finds that of organizations that house their information onsite:

  • Only 37% of companies test internal backups regularly
  • Of the 37%, an alarming 77% were unable to fully recover
  • 40% of SMB’s don`t back up their data at all
  • 60% of companies that lose their data go out of business within 6 months.

Source: AIIM
4. Computer related disasters alone cost American businesses roughly 1 Billion each year.
Source: NCC
5. What is the frequency of data disruption?

  • 1 in 5 Companies report having experienced a major disruption.
  • 20% of companies lose more than 1 million a year.
    Source: Coopers and Lybrand

6. Companies lose an average of $84,000 for every hour of downtime.
Source: International Data Corp
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This information was complied by the 2-20 Family of Companies but the statistical analysis was completed by the sources noted above.