World Backup Day highlights importance of protecting data

It may not be a widely celebrated holiday, but World Backup Day — celebrated on Mar. 31, just ahead of April Fools’ Day — aims to encourage computer users to regularly back up their data.

It’s a day all about awareness, and getting more people to start backing up their computers if they don’t already, or — for those who do — to take a serious look at their backup strategy, and make sure it’s up to snuff.

Hard drive failure is just one way to lose important personal . , on Mar. 31, aims to heighten awareness of the importance of keeping regular backups of your data. ((iStock))

It started in 2011 and early on, World Backup Day was sponsored by a bunch of companies that sell backup products or services, like hard drives or cloud backup.



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