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The top five data admin errors costing companies millions – and how to fix them

From Information Age

"Despite the miracles of automation in the enterprise world, old-fashioned human error is still the Achilles' heel in many organisations' IT set-ups, data recovery specialist Kroll Ontrack has warned.

Far from being easier to manage without human intervention, the growing complexity of enterprise storage environments means companies need to be more alert than ever to IT admin errors that could be causing them to lose important data and face costly downtime.

In fact, a recent survey by EMC found that companies lose more than $1 million annually because of data loss – 26% of which is a result of accidental user error. And in the event of a security breach, human error resulting in failed data backups is no small matter – it could mean a company is without vital event log information that lets them discover where the attack originated. Costs could also rack up in expensive penalties or litigation through losing important audit evidence.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 9 June 2015



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