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By March 31, 2017March 3rd, 2020For Business
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How Safe is Your Data?

Did you know today is World Backup Day? The day celebrates a global, independent initiative that stresses the importance of regularly backing up both personal and professional data. Since its debut in 2011, World Backup Day has become a movement in its own right with one unifying mission. People are simply asked to take the pledge and back up their important documents and precious memories on March 31. Seems easy enough, right? Not for everyone. According to the official site, a shocking 30 percent of people have never backed up their technology!

How prepared are you and your company for the very real possibility of being hit with data loss? Take this quiz to find out. Then, take the pledge to back up your files.

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While it may seem like something to do tomorrow, it really should be a top concern. And not just today, but all year round because you can’t count on “a catastrophic data loss not happening to you.”  For example, did you know that 29 percent of disasters are caused by accident? Something as simple as spilled milk (or coffee) on your laptop could wipe out everything on your hard drive. So long, sales contacts! Buh bye, photos! See you later, inventory reports! What makes this type of loss even worse is that it could have been prevented with regular data backups.

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Another very real threat is having your system invaded by ransomware. Individuals and companies alike are increasingly being attacked with a cryptovirus, which, in simple terms, takes data hostage and charges a ransom to release it.

How prepared are you and your company for the very real possibility of being hit with data loss? Take the quiz below to find out. Then, take the pledge to back up your files.

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