I want to talk about the number 45 for a minute – specifically as a percentage. It strikes me as a very glass-half-full/glass-half-empty kind of number.
For example, if you were into playing the lottery and you heard about a game that gave you a 45 percent chance of winning, you probably wouldn’t think twice about laying down some cash for a ticket. You’d feel pretty good about your prospects, right?
But let’s look at it from another angle. What if you wanted to go skydiving, but just before boarding the plane, the instructor explains that your parachute only has a 45 percent chance of opening? Something tells me you’d be keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground.
Obviously, these are imaginary scenarios – good luck getting those odds on your next Powerball ticket – but they show that percentages can be ambiguous.
If you read our Data Backup and Recovery Benchmark Survey, you saw that 45 percent of responders reported smooth sailing when it comes to recovering data within their organizations. This is one of the largest percentages in the entire survey, and it’s encouraging that so many businesses are having success with data recovery.
Still, that leaves a larger 55 percent that struggled to meet RPOs and RTOs – or failed to recover the data in question at all. In other words, there’s a lot of room for that 45 percent to grow.
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