March 31st is World Backup Day
The day before April Fool's Day reminds us to protect our important data
Data keeps your business moving. You share and store online your personal information. Your devices hold the files, images and music that matter most. World Backup Day is an annual reminder to take action.
On average, we spend almost half of each day on our digital devices. We rely on these devices to keep our day organized, our precious moments captured, and our business running at top speed.
The data we store and use every day is one of the most valuable assets we have. How are you protecting your data? It can only take a moment to loose some or all of it. Here's some sobering facts that underscore the importance of backing up our data:
- According to Unitrends, 29% of all data loss is due to human error
- Every 10 seconds, someone is the victim of ransomware (source: ComputerWorld)
- Small Business Trends found that over 140,000 hard drives fail each week
- The Center for Strategic and International Studies predicts that loses from cybercrime will top $600 billion this year
Don't become the April fool who didn't backup their data. There are many choices available that make backing up your files easy and automatic.
If you already have a backup plan in place, use March 31st to make sure it's working properly. If you don't have a plan, use the day to get one.
Once you've backed up, tell the world by using the hashtag #WorldBackUpDay .
Protect what matters most in your digital life this World Backup Day.