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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Van Vliet

Do you know where your data is?

Everyday, we create 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data. 90% Of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Do you know where your data is? Google's Eric Schmidt claims that we create as much information in two days now as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.

This data comes from everywhere; sensors, social media posts, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, as well as mobile phone GPS signals.

The largest data centers are Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft. Google has 13 data centers, the data is stored in 900,000 servers. Facebook's server farm stores over 1 billion users data. Facebook servers process 2.4 billion pieces of content and 750 Terabytes of data everyday. Amazon has around 450,000 servers in its data centers. These centers are located in 7 places in the world which cater to 17 million visitors on a monthly basis. Around 30 million of Amazon users stream about 40 Petabytes of videos a month. Microsoft has 1 billion users, and 100,000 servers. In 1989 Microsoft built its first data centers. Now, Microsoft has $15 Billion invested in facilities.

The dangers of not knowing.

70% Of IT professionals believe the use of unauthorized programs result in data loss.

The misuse of corporate computers are resulting in 44% of employees sharing work devices without supervision.

39% Of IT professionals said they have dealt with an employee accessing unauthorized areas.

Remote worker security is at risk because 46% of employees admit to transferring files between work and personal computers when working from home.

18% Of employees share passwords with co-workers. That rate is higher in China, India, and Italy.

The Future of Data

By 2020 IT departments will have to manage 50 times the amount of information, 75 times the number of files, and 10 times the number of servers.

Cloud traffic is on the rise, in 2016, two- thirds of all workloads were processed in the cloud.

What is your company's security policies?

23% Of IT professionals work for a company that doesn't have security policies. 47% Of IT professionals worldwide believe that the companies they work for need to improve and update their security policies.

Is your data secure, do you know where its located? If the answer is no, please contact us to help you!


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