We often remind our clients “there is no such thing as a healthy hard drive” to motivate them to back up all their data, and to consider the implications to business continuity of a data loss event.
As Livemint reported this month, the executives at Kinfisher Airlines would have done well to heed this advice. In a stunning example of corporate irresponsibility, the financial records completely disappeared during a fraud investigation when the IT vendor reclaimed the servers.
“It was rather strange when the top management representatives of Kingfisher Airlines informed us that the airline has lost its books and accounts as vendors pulled out the system which had the accounts. The airline executives claimed that they never had a backup,” said one unnamed government official.
Back up your data!!