Did you know that we now create more data and information in two days than we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003? According to Google’s Eric Schmidt, that is our reality. Companies are generating data constantly throughout the day, as well as small businesses, schools, hospitals, and virtually every established entity in the world. Even individuals collect data via their phones, computers, and mobile devices.
The data that is collected is often worth a fortune because it holds key statistics, information, and facts about any given company, group of people, or person. This data can either be held in the cloud, or many cases, is housed in an onsite data center. These data centers are filled with servers, computer systems, and other components that are carefully maintained with security systems,