An insight into 2008ís strangest data disasters

Engineers from 32 offices worldwide compiled an annual list of the real data loss situations that had been encountered. This produced a global demonstration of data loss that is often unavoidable unless and until properly attended.

Phil Bridge, MD of Kroll Ontrack UK, stated that no matter how stringently you protect your data with back up and encryption, there is only so much that you can do when a laptop goes for a swim. Some data disasters are just too bizarre, outrageous or difficult for engineers to tackle. This is why online data backup is extremely essential for preventing the loss of valuable data.

Some of the strangest data disasters that deserve a mention are as follows:

The drowning of a laptop during a sea-trip, the adverse effects of Hurricane Katrina upon computers, a laptop sustaining damage in a jungle, and the case of a laptop being roasted instead of turkey are all proof that no matter what one does, data loss can still occur.

It is extremely important to use online data backup technology for data recovery and to prevent important data loss.

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