Data Storage: Kroll Ontrack's Top 10 Data Storage Disasters of 2010
Each year since 2004, Kroll Ontrack, a longtime provider of data recovery products and services, has compiled a list of its top 10 data disasters and subsequent recoveries. It's always interesting reading. Through its Ontrack Data Recovery products and services, Minneapolis-based Kroll Ontrack uses hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques to help businesses and consumers recover lost or corrupted data from all types of operating systems, devices and storage media. "Data loss situations continue to run the gamut in terms of when, where and how they happen. The causes of loss can greatly vary. While every data loss situation is different, an experienced data recovery provider with the right tools, techniques and expertise can help recover as much critical data as possible," said Todd Johnson, vice president of Ontrack Data Recovery's operations. Kroll Ontrack provides a video on the top five data disasters.
Disaster No. 10: A Square Peg in a Round Hole
When a computer novice's laptop battery died, a man reached behind his desk, grabbed what he thought was the laptop charger and shoved the power cable into his laptop. Unfortunately, it was a power cord for a different device, and he fried his machine.