Before there were automobiles, there were no car mechanics. Before there were televisions, there were no TV repairmen. Similarly, before there were hard disks, there was no demand for hard disk recovery services. Extending that logic, greater the number of hard drives operational, greater the demand for data recovery services. As to how much in demand, perhaps the following figures will give you an idea: ABI Research recently published a report estimating that spending on data recovery in America will jump from $24.3 billion in 2009 to over $39 billion by 2015.
As is obvious, data recovery services will be greatly in demand because businesses will see real value through investing in such services. In other words, any investment in data recovery will yield positive returns for years to come, returns that will greatly surpass the initial investment.
This is because there has been a veritable data explosion in recent years. IBM says, “Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data – so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.” (See: Bringing big data to the enterprise http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/bigdata/). And all this data is backed up on a regular basis for further analysis.
However, like every field of human endeavor, data backups are not error-free. That is where server data recovery enters the picture. Data loss is costly and that is why enterprises are willing to put big money into recovering lost data. With human civilization becoming more and more driven by data, data recovery will always be in demand.