Ben Hatton World Backup Day 2015

March 31, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Today is World Backup Day! If you aren’t familiar, this is an annual initiative that promotes the World Backup Day 2015¬†importance of regularly backing up all of your data. It may not be a recognized holiday, but it’s still a day you should celebrate. And by celebrate, I mean back up your data if you aren’t already.

Here are some interesting facts about data and backup that you may not know:

  • Every day the world creates 2.5 million terabytes of data. In fact, 90% of all of the world’s current data has been created in just the past 2 years.
  • 30% of people have never backed up their personal data before. Backup is an area that some businesses can also struggle with.
  • 20% of all small businesses will be hacked over the course of a year.
  • 1 in 10 computers are infected with a virus each month.

These points should be a huge motivation for being intentional about backing up your data on a regular basis. Whether you back your data up to a separate hard drive or server (preferably at a different location), to a cloud storage solution, or both, I encourage you to use today as a reminder and opportunity to back up your documents, photos, and everything else that matters to you.

Additional resources

To learn more about why a good backup strategy is so important, and some of the implications of not backing up regularly, here are a few previous posts we have written on the subject:

The State of Data Backup in 2015

How effective is your data backup?

Changing your mindset about the Cloud

Take the pledge and start backing up your data today!

 

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One Response to “World Backup Day 2015”
  1. Elsie Cole says:

    I had no idea that there was such a thing as a backup day. However, I can definitely see how this would be beneficial for everyone. There is definitely nothing worse than losing all of your data. You really want to make sure that you do all you can to protect it.

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