March 31 - Happy World Backup Day
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World Backup Day may appear to be one of the more prosaic observances of the year – it’s hardly Christmas or Star Wars Day – but in this world full of technology it does have a considerable degree of relevance. EMC (now Dell EMC) reported that data loss and downtime was costing enterprises an eye-watering US$1.7 trillion a year – and that report was published back in 2014!
The website for World Backup Day offers a few figures to highlight the importance of regular data backup. It states that 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute, one in 10 computers are affected by a virus each month, and that 30% of people have never backed their data up. The site continues with a pledge:
I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.
The site offers advice on how to create a backup either online or by using a USB drive. If you are now inspired to protect your data, then Amazon is holding a one-day offer on a selection of storage products, such as a 480 GB Kingston A400 SSD (US$109.99, usually US$154.99) and a huge 8 TB Western Digital Personal Cloud Storage solution, which is reduced from US$319.99 to US$205.99 just for this special day.
Notebookcheck wishes you a productive World Backup Day!