Let’s take a look at the value of data and how much it would cost to replace it for businesses that forget that dollars aren’t the only measurable and important asset in their organizations.

Objective Data

Critical business facts can be found in objective data. Customer information, sales records, accounting, and other hard data that you use to make money are all examples of hard data. However, it’s data that you could probably re-enter from hard copies if you wanted to bring in a large number of temporary workers to perform data entry for a few days. And unless the data you seek is from last year, there may not even be a pressing need to enter it all, but doing so is the only way to ensure easy analysis and accessibility. Alternatively, you could bring in the dead drive or drives to a professional data recovery company and have the data recovered and returned to you in a couple of days.

Subjective Data

That article for a trade publication that was almost finished is an example of subjective data. Isn’t it possible to simply rewrite it? Right. A subjective piece of information could be the current state of the company speech that you spent three weeks preparing for the upcoming board meeting next month, for instance. That’s something else you could probably rewrite. How about a dozen or so customized proposals for some high-end clients that are in the works. The ideas that you have been jotting down so that you don’t forget them have grown into a long list of ideas. Can you duplicate the greatness? Alternatively, how about some computer-generated sketches and designs for a marketing campaign? You might recall some of it, but it won’t have the same passion that it did when you first created it, which is a sad fact of life. Sometimes you just have to grind it out in order to save yourself some cash.

Complex Or Proprietary Data

For example, detailed schematics and drawings of a new aircraft design would be considered complex data to store and incredibly valuable data to lose. It’s possible that it’s the first batch of code for a new software that will run your assembly line. It’s possible that your company’s new model schematics are in the mix, and it’s literally a life and death situation to get everything back. Unfortunately, you are unable to make it work at this time. Perhaps you could go back in time and save your hard drive from crashing before it happened. When it comes to complex data, it is nearly impossible to recreate it. Sometimes, no matter how frugal you might want to be, you simply will need professional data recovery. You don’t have to like it, but you do have to deal with it.

Data Is Only As Important As You Think It Is

All of the foregoing points to a ridiculously obvious conclusion. Just from the standpoint of cost, what data should you have Hard Drive Recovery Group recover for you is a good question. The answer, of course, is everything, with the exception of the information you absolutely do not want to see again. If your company’s data recovery strategy is to call Hard Drive Recovery Group for any failed hard drive containing corporate data, unless the data on that particular hard drive was limited to the receptionist’s celebrity photo collection, you’ve got a good strategy in order. So pick up the phone, man! Or lady!