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Learn more about World Backup Day

Not heard of World Backup Day before? No problem, just keep reading.


These days there is a day for just about everything. Some days, however, are more important than others. One of these days is World Backup Day on the 31st of March 2016.

Whether you are reading this article in your personal capacity or because it relates to your employment duties, you should know about the importance of backing up your files regularly.

The fact is accidents and disasters happen every single day. Being prepared is the best way to ensure a minor accident stays a minor accident rather than becoming a personal, career ending, or company closing disaster.

Here are some stats* you should know:

  • 30% of people have never backed up.
  • 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute
  • 29% of disasters are caused by accident
  • 1 in 10 computers is infected with viruses each month


* World Backup Day – http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/


If you have ever had your phone or laptop stolen or lost, then you know what it feels like to lose your precious photos, videos, or that book you’ve been working on for the last few years. You’ll understand the importance of keeping backups and no doubt you do so religiously.

If however, you are lucky enough not to have experienced such misfortune then count yourself lucky and make a backup right now and save yourself the world of upset.

For those of you who have experienced data loss in business, there are additional factors to consider. The implications of losing business data are many and varied, among the worse is the possibility of losing clients, jobs and even having to close the business.

Whether your organisation is large or small the need to backup data and records is ever present. Taking the time to make a backup can potentially save you far more time and misery should a disaster occur. Being prepared is the best way to ensure that when things go wrong they do not escalate into a disaster.

What can I do to backup my files?

If you are looking to backup your personal files why not visit the World Backup Day website for some great backup tips or browse Iron Mountain’s own blog articles.


If you are looking to backup your organisations files and data then contact Iron Mountain today for backup solutions that are customised to your unique needs.


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