Had some internal training this morning via teleconference with our colleagues in HK and USA. During the Q&A, a director from our Corporate Team posed this question:
"How long are the data stored in the system?"
Sigh. Are the data? How embarrassing to have the only person asking a question from Singapore exhibiting such bad English. I was taught in primary school that some words do not have a plural form. Words like "information", "equipment", "furniture" and obviously "data". Anyway, these words are known as "mass nouns" so if you want more information on them, just do an online search.