The importance of backing up your data dates back to the earliest days of technology. Yet you might be surprised to learn that, according to the World Backup Day Website, even in our technology and the gadget-driven world, about 30% of people have NEVER backed up their data. Sure, that number probably includes some of us who want to backup our data and simply don’t know how, but it also most definitely includes a large percentage of individuals and small-to-medium size businesses who simply don’t understand why backing up their data is necessary! Perhaps they see backups as something more suitable for the accident-prone, the forgetful and the technically challenged. What is your IT backup strategy for your business continuity?
What this article is about:
- Why data backup is a must
- How to backup data
Why data backup is a must
Data loss is much more common than you think. According to the World Backup Day Website:
- 29% of backup-related disasters are caused by accident
- Over 100 phones are lost or stolen every day
- 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses every month
Here at CloudAlly, we also know that over 45% of data loss is caused due to user deletion. Let’s face it – those are some scary statistics! Even the most responsible, organized and tech-savvy among us could, in an instant, find ourselves without access to some of our most valuable digital media and critical online data. Even if we are able to piece together some of our information from the USB stick attached to our keys or an old email account, the restoration process of our data is often incredibly time-consuming and expensive. At the end of the day most are left with extensive amounts of data that is lost forever.
And yes, we really do mean FOREVER. In today’s world, service providers promise comprehensive data backup that the majority of users c