This weekend I came across an incredible report – “The Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem” (PDF), published by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Intel. The report highlighted the (true) fact that enterprises are losing billions of dollars from lost laptops.
The report surveyed 329 enterprises to find that they had lost 86,455 laptops in past one year. Using another report “Cost of a Lost Laptop” (PDF), they quantified the total loss for the surveyed enterprise to be $2.2 Billion.
Here is the quick math from both these reports –
I would be on my way to India this Tuesday evening. Will make sure my data is backed up and I don’t take it out at Starbucks 🙂