Data backup: UK firms "living on a prayer"
A third of UK firms have suffered a systems failure that caused a major disruption to business operations of up to a month, according to the forthcoming biennial DTI and PricewaterhouseCoopers Security Breaches Survey. The survey of 1,000 UK companies found that two-thirds suffered an incident in the last year where they had to restore significant data from backup due to a computer failure or theft. Half of those also suffered “major disruption” to their business operations. Not surprisingly, most firms now report a significant dependence on electronic data – up 11 per cent to 87 per cent from two years ago – and 95 per cent have some form of backup in place. Full Story