1. Users accidentally delete files
  2. Laptops are dropped
  3. Files are stolen
  4. Software is corrupted
  5. Systems are hacked
  6. Thumb drives are lost
  7. External drives fail
  8. Tape storage degrades
  9. Viruses crash drives
  10. Servers are ruined by fire, tornado, earthquake, flood, hurricane, or other natural disasters
  11. Servers are destroyed by vandals, thieves, or other saboteurs’
  12. Administrators neglect to properly manage backup systems
  13. Appliances using substandard hardware fail
  14. On-site appliances fill up
  15. Companies do not have three-fold protection of backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery