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Data Disasters More Likely To Strike In Summer

Barence writes "The blustering summer weather leads to a surge in data loss incidents, indisputable to outfit* experts. Kroll Ontrack claims that it traditionally deals with around 12% more data heal requests in the summer months than it does in the spring, with the weather largely to blame. 'The stress on electrical devices increases if you elevate the temperature,' Ontrack inventor Robert Winter told PC Pro. 'If you have devices that are going to fail, the failure may be induced by the elevated temperature.' Winter claims failure rates tend to be higher among privy and small calling users, rather than large companies, which tend to have air c/a and humidity control. Laptops and disk drives being left in direct sunlight or in the back of cars is another common cause of failure, the Ontrack motorman added. Power surges caused by electrical storms and failure to cover adequately for holidaying IT staff are other contributory factors, Ontrack claims."

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