It wasn’t too long ago when paper and file cabinets were all we needed to keep track of our information. Today, however, we depend on computers to manage and track almost everything
we do. Though they make it more convenient to save and organize our data, computers don’t
make storage any safer. In fact, the digitization of data has made it more vulnerable than ever.
While there are currently a number of methods for storing electronic data, none are completely reliable and all are only viable for the short–term. Information is generally stored on computers, external hard drives and removable media that deteriorate over time. If these devices or their components aren’t replaced, your data can be deleted or trapped forever. Online backup services
can solve many of these problems but have their own flaws, the worst of which is the potential for business failure. When a storage service goes under, your data goes with it.
The truth is there’s simply nothing out there designed to keep data safe for more than just a few years. We believe it’s time for a change. The Foundation for Data Permanence is committed to ensuring the preservation of the world’s data by supporting trusted archive sites with service continuity protection. There’s a lot of work to do, but we’re confident the FDP can help end the threat to data loss.