Why Digital Transformation Is So Dang Hard?

Why Digital Transformation Is So Dang Hard?

I recently talked to Clint Boulton, author of “Why digital transformations are lagging” about why Digital Transformation is so hard. His article raises lots of interesting points about the inhibitors of Digital Transformation, so I thought I’d share my thoughts about how to overcome some
The Digital Economy: Embracing The Latest Technological Advancements

The Digital Economy: Embracing The Latest Technological Advancements

The Digital Economy As you would expect, for any business to achieve successful growth and meet its objectives, it must be willing to embrace the latest technological advancements. Whilst big data and business intelligence (BI) don’t exactly top the leaderboard when it comes to the
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World Backup Day: Backing Up Your Data Is No Joke

Backing Up And Storing Your Data

When was the last time you backed up any of your precious documents on your hard drive? March 31st was the annual “World Backup Day” which helps create awareness of the importance of backing up your files.  Tech professionals and consumers alike can benefit from backing up. Some choose to back up sensitive data and family photos, while others may opt to backup entire systems.

According to an infographic courtesy of CloudWards.net:

  • 113 smartphones are stolen every minute of everyday
  • Lost devices cost consumers 30 billion dollars every year
  • 29% of all electronic losses happen by accident
  • 1-in-10 PCs are currently infected with a virus
  • Over 30% of people never backup

These are some eye-opening stats! It’s rather stunning knowing how much valuable data can be lost by failing to do something as simple as backing up. The infographic also states that hardware or systems malfunctions and human error are the most preventable yet leading causes of global data loss.

Additional revelations include:

  • 39% of data disasters are accidents
  • Hacking accounts for a whopping 67% of business data loss
  • Global revenue of cloud backup services increased by +225% in 2014
  • Dropbox cloud backup services increased its user base by +1100% in 2014

As you can see, making reliable backups for your files is more serious than most people think, tech professionals included. While backing up entire hard drives might seem like a daunting task, peace of mind can be as simple as a few clicks and USB flash drives away. Every day is world backup day, so the time to backup is always right now.

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