The information technology viruses cause a massive loss of business information every year. 51% of the entities that suffer these disasters are forced to close for a time estimated around two years. Besides, 40% of the affected businesses fall bankrupt in a period of about five years.
This information became known during the conference “Information technology risks and business continuity plans” organized by ESADE Alumni. This business school, with locations in Barcelona, Madrid, and Buenos Aires, collaborates with more than a hundred universities in the world.
The informer in the seminar repeated how important it is for businesses to comply with the information protection norms. The experts alert that the information technology risks and the lack of business continuity plans generate millions of losses daily for companies that use new technologies.
Patrick Poulliot, director of Information Technology of ACE Europe, a business dedicated to security commerce, revealed that “each day seven new technological viruses are developed and, even so, it takes between 40 and 50 days to create an antivirus for them.”
The loss of essential data in businesses is not only caused by the disruptions of viruses, but also due to other risk factors like fires. Therefore, companies should understand the need to implant security and prevention plans and information recuperation strategies in case these types of problems occur.