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World Backup Day - 31st March

30 Mar, 2024
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Tim Mansell
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World Backup Day, observed annually on 31st March, serves as a reminder of the critical importance of data backup in our digital age

World Backup Day, observed annually on 31st March, serves as a reminder of the critical importance of data backup in our digital age.

One of the largest tech-related event days globally, World Backup Day is the day before April Fool’s Day. And this is no coincidence. The original idea was a humorous play on the time of year when we can all too easily fall foul of a practical joke or hoax.

However, backup is no joke.

Data backup is essential to protect valuable information from being lost due to accidents, cyber attacks or hardware failures.

A study conducted by Hiscox found one small business in the UK is hacked every 19 seconds. This equates to approximately 65,000 attempts to hack UK based small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) every day. Shockingly around 4,500 of these attacks are successful.

The top causes of data loss for businesses are:

- human error

- hardware failure

- malware

- phishing attacks.

Day to day, the most prevalent cause of data loss - 29% of cases - is the accidental deletion of files.

Businesses that neglect data backup face severe consequences.

With 58% of small businesses found to be unprepared for data loss, a huge number see significant financial losses and reputational damage. Unfortunately, 60% of businesses that lose their data shut down within 6 months of the disaster.

Data is a company's most valuable asset. Making regular backups is a non-negotiable practice for any organisation, of any size.

Whilst this significant day serves as a reminder of the importance of cyber-security, Worldbackupday.com says “World Backup Day is every day! A good backup plan will be continuous and include multiple layers to not only recover your data but also include steps for data preservation.”

Redloft Technology offers state-of-the-art backup solutions to safeguard your organisation’s data. With secure cloud storage from providers including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and OVH cloud; Microsoft 365 backups; recovery plans and; 24/7 support, Redloft will ensure that your data is protected and easily recoverable in case of any unforeseen events.

Don’t be a backup fool. Don’t be the next business experiencing a data disaster. Take action to protect your organisation - Invest in reliable backup solutions today with Redloft Technology.


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