A majority of organizations identify data backup and recovery as critical, yet most also think current methodologies for backup are incomplete, and most doubt they can fully recover data in the two-hour window, according to a survey of 453 IT and security professionals in the United States and Canada conducted online by Dimensional Research in October 2014.

The study also shows that current solutions for backup and recovery are complex, with 90% of IT professionals using multiple backup and recovery tools. Though a relatively low percentage of organizations are leveraging the cloud to protect their critical data and systems, about 90% see value in cloud-based backup and disaster recovery.

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