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Q: Percentage of corporate data not on company servers ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Percentage of corporate data not on company servers
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: marykayems-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 23 Nov 2006 19:04 PST
Expires: 23 Dec 2006 19:04 PST
Question ID: 785164

I'm rewriting a white paper for an IT services company and I'd like to
add a statistic for the percentage of corporate data that is on
individual laptops and PCs and not on company servers. (Business data
not stored on the company's server does not get backed up regularly
and is therefore at risk if the laptop/PC is stolen or

Obviously this would be a rather rough number since it's difficult to
quantify, so an estimated range is acceptable.

Subject: Re: Percentage of corporate data not on company servers
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 23 Nov 2006 21:00 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Marykayems!

Industry analysts estimate that from 60-75 percent of corporate data
is generated and "maintained" in locations other than the corporate

ZDNet News: August 24, 2006,

According to Gartner, 40 percent of corporate data now resides on handheld devices.

Information Security magazine 
Issue: Apr 2006,293813,sid42_gci1175859,00.html

?According to The International Data Corporation (IDC), at every
company from the smallest business to the Global 2000, an estimated 60
percent of vital data is stored on individual PCs, with little or no
protection. Less than 8 percent of users backup their data on a daily

Top 10 Things to Know About Online Backup," (PDF) 
July 2006

?Strategic Research Corp. claims that 60 percent of corporate data
resides outside of managed servers on remote desktops, networks and
mobile systems. Further, the consultancy estimates that 75 percent of
this "edge data" is either ineffectively protected or not protected at

Channel 3,  June, 2004

Search terms:
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I hope the data provided is useful!

Best regards,
marykayems-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Another home run! Thanks, Bobbie7, you've saved me untold hours of
research. I appreciate knowing the search terms you used, too; I'm a
poor researcher.

Subject: Re: Percentage of corporate data not on company servers
From: bobbie7-ga on 28 Nov 2006 11:43 PST
Dear Marykayems,

Thanks agqain for the rating and tip!


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