Living in a technological world also means making sure that your data and information isn’t only safe and secure, but is also available when you need it should something happen to your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. I am someone who is constantly backing up my data into the cloud on a daily basis. Because of the nature of my work and what I do, I need to be able to access files, information, pictures, etc. on the fly, so “backing it up” is something I do without even thinking. But because not everyone is like me, there’s World Backup Day. Held on March 31st, it encourages you to back up your data as to not become an April Fool.
There are plenty of ways to backup your data. As I mentioned earlier, I use the cloud, which enables me to backup multiple devices and sync them into one safe space (iCloud). You can also use an online service to backup your information to (Carbonite is one that comes to mind–FYI, I am not affiliated with them in any way). There are also external hard drives that you can utilize to store your information, and thumb drives work well too.
Started in 2012, World Backup Day was created to bring attention and awareness to the importance of backing up your data. You never know if one of your devices will become lost or stolen, so backing up your data on a regular basis ensures that if that happens, you will still have the information you need.
The goal of World Backup Day is to make sure we are all utilizing “technological insurance” just in case.
You can learn more about World Backup Day by visiting their website here. They are also urging you to take the World Backup Day pledge on their website and sharing it online via Twitter and Facebook so your friends and family know about it too.
As of this writing (meaning, as of the time I wrote the actual piece and saved it in WordPress, over 10,100 people had taken the pledge thus far.
And even though I back that thing up on the regular, I will also be participating in World Backup Day too. I hope you will join me!
Visit the official World Backup Day Facebook and Twitter.