"What starts out as a money-saving exercise can end up costing your whole business unless you protect your data."
--Claire Galbois-Alcaix, Mozy
With just 40 per cent of companies completing a technology refresh cycle on target in the past three years, the chances are that many of your office computers are ‘past-it PCs’. In the UK, the average workplace computer should have been thrown on the scrapheap over two years earlier and is twice as old as the average computer used in Germany.
As a result, more than four people in ten said that their PC is damaging their efficiency by crashing and losing data. With 25 per cent of those saying they were ‘significantly’ or ‘very much’ affected by these incidents, businesses that don’t protect the data on their computers with solutions such as online backup are losing time and money as a result.
With frustrated employees losing data on their past-it PCs, it’s little wonder that they take matters into their own hands. A quarter of workers think that ‘bending the rules’ is the fastest way to getting a new device, with 13 per cent saying that deliberately smashing a phone or laptop is the most expedient route to getting something that allows them to work properly. In 2011, Mozy surveyed 600 IT managers and 3,000 employees across the UK, France and Germany regarding the use of technology and data within their organisations. Click here to find out more or here to learn how to protect your data.
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