Missing laptops equal $2B lost each year

Friday - 12/3/2010, 4:27pm EST

Every year the public and private sectors lose $2 billion in missing laptops, according to the Poneman Institute.

A Poneman study found that on average, a single lost laptop will set an organization back close to $50,000. That figure includes the cost to replace the existing laptop, as well as the real costs -- forensics, data breach, lost intellectual property costs, lost productivity and legal, consulting and regulatory expenses.

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