Out of all backup related news, we don’t always hear enough about the annual event called World Backup Day. When beginning five years ago, it became a major initiative to bring more awareness to individuals and business about backing up data. However, it was primarily sponsored by backup service companies to promote their business.
Things have changed to a point where this annual event has more focus on education over promotion. The key to World Backup Day is general awareness as there’s far too much complacency about data safety. Whether for those at home or in a business, it’s still easy to think nothing will happen if hasn’t happened before.
So did you celebrate World Backup Day this year? Always held on March 31 each year (intentionally the day before April Fool’s Day), this year’s event reiterated their common question: What would you do if you lost everything?
The Realities Behind Not Backing Up
Not many people ask themselves what they’d do if they lost all their valuable files on their computers. The word “everything” is quite sobering in this case because it’s a reminder of how much valuable information we store on our hard drives.
Unfortunately, far too many businesses don’t have any form of backup. In business, backups are key. Workstations and servers hold critical data that if lost could have huge economic ramifications. Even if a business has some form of backup, it’s perhaps not reliable.
World Backup Day is a good reminder to review the backup systems in place and evaluate if all data is protected properly. WBD’s website has a unique approach to presenting potential backup weaknesses you may have by asking questions and providing statistics.
Using the Cloud for Backup
The cloud has become a true blessing for businesses since it provides easy and ample offsite storage for backup anywhere you have Internet. In addition to standard backup services, you can even store recoverable backups of your entire infrastructure and have it instantly retrievable through services like Disaster Recovery as a Service.
Contact us to learn more about World Backup Day and the importance of business data backup and recovery.