World Backup Day 2019

IT Services | April 1, 2019

We’re calling for backup! Yesterday was World Backup Day so, we are spreading awareness on the importance of backing up your digital files. If you own and store valuable data on tech devices, this applies to you. Let me repeat that one more time. This applies to YOU. 

What is World Backup Day?  

World Backup Day is here to remind everyone about the value of protecting their data. It’s tempting to gloss over your devices crashing, getting a virus or getting lost. Users tend to have the “that won’t happen to me” mentality. However, these things statistically happen more often than not. Your photos, important documents, emails, and more could all be at risk unless you’re backing up your data in a safe secondary location. This could be an external drive or some form of cloud storage.  

Stats on Stats  

If you don’t back up your valuable information on March 31st, you may end up an April Fool. Do you still need some convincing? Here are the stats! 

  • 30% of people have never backed up their devices.¹
  • 113 phones are lost/stolen every minute.²
  • 29% of data mishaps are caused by accident.³

Backing Up Your Devices  

A simple way you can stay on top of your data storage is to use cloud storage services. The great thing about cloud storage is it can automatically update your information on a regular basis. Some of the popular cloud storage services include iCloud, OneDrive, MegaBackup, Dropbox, Google Drive, Nextcloud and more!  

If you are backing up your devices on an external drive, remember to store it in a separate location. That way, your data is still protected in the event of a natural disaster. 

Why Does My Business Need Backup & Disaster Recovery?  

World Backup Day isn’t just for you; it’s for your business. Let’s face it; your data is your business. If company data is lost or compromised, it could cause major setbacks. Backup & Disaster Recovery is the perfect solution to ensure data protection for your business. 

Benefits of Backup & Disaster Recovery  

  • Proactive 24/7/365 Monitoring  
  • Activity Log Monitoring  
  • Full Comprehensive Warranty  
  • Local Warm Spare Server  
  • Offsite Virtual Server for Failover  
  • Bare-Metal Restore for Servers  
  • Rapid Data Recovery  
  • SSL Encryption for Secure Data  
  • Regulatory & Industry Compliance   

Celebrating World Backup Day 

When all systems are down, you’ll thank yourself for participating in World Backup Day. Hopefully, this blog post enlightened tech users on the value of data prevention & protection. Happy World Backup Day! 

The EMPIST Effect      

Software provides a gateway to further business innovation. The more that you and your company do to stay on top of software news and actually embrace more software within your business, the more benefits your business will reap. Whether you explore an online ticketing system for customer support (like EMPIST’s own Deskware) or a cloud technology platform, there’s no doubt that it will show more efficient results at your business. Give your company a competitive advantage with the right scaling software. Evolve with software and grow efficiently.    

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