When was the last time you backed up your data? If you can’t remember or it’s been more than a month, then this post is for you.
Every day we use our computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets to create new files, documents and images. We might take these pieces of information for granted since we never worry about where to put them. But with so much data being created, it’s becoming easier than ever to lose it.
Data loss is becoming more and more common for individuals and businesses. Here are a few backup and data loss statistics for businesses and individuals that might shock you:
- 15% of households experience data theft* annually.
- 36% of data loss is customer information and financial data.
- 18% never back up their data.
- 58% of people don’t back up their data because it’s too hard or they don’t know how.
- 60% of companies** that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.
- On average, a company will lose between $50,000 and $5,000,000 on data loss incidents.
Today is your reminder and your guide so that you don’t become another statistic. March 31st is World Backup Day which means you have the perfect excuse to take some time and back up ALL your important data.
If you still need convincing on why you should back up your data regularly, here’s a video from the folks at World Backup Day:
When you visit the World Backup Day website they have several easy ways you can back up your personal data. Typically, there are two ways to store your data; on a physical device or in the cloud. At Executech we use enterprise-level cloud backup. This includes mirrored servers and various other techniques and software to ensure that every client’s data is completely backed up, secure and accessible.
Don’t be an April Fool this year. Back up your data and get peace of mind for your personal and business data. If you have questions about the reliability, frequency of your backup, or what some good best practices are, give us a call! We offer free consultations and can help any kind of business with their backups. 801-253-4541.