Global survey from Kabooza shows PC users neglecting backup needs
Published Feb 23, 2009
Backing up your PC doesn’t need to be complicated. With online backups, the information on the PC is secured automatically. Despite this, few people back up their home PC on a regular basis.
The online backup company Kabooza recently conducted a large global survey showing that over 80 per cent of people do not back up their home PC regularly, and 50 per cent do not back up at all.
According to Kabooza, this fact is surprising – especially as the risk of losing important data due to viruses, hard disk crashes, physical damage or theft is high. In fact, over 50 per cent of the survey respondents had lost important files and pictures on their home PC, 40 per cent within the last year.
- The results of the survey really show the necessity of backing up your data. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that the majority of those who took part in the survey are PC users with an interest in technology, says Samuel Johansson, one of Kabooza’s founders.
Losing pictures the greatest concern for home PC users
- The results also tell us that the majority of those who took part in the survey were worried about losing their pictures above all else. This is because of all the personal memories that pictures involve, Samuel continues.
According to Kabooza, there has traditionally been no good, economic way of backing up personal photo collections online. But with high-speed Internet access, online backup has created new possibilities.
Kabooza offers automatic backups online, unlimited storage and tools for photo sharing. The service is designed for home PC users who want to back up their files quickly and easily. All documents and pictures in the selected folder are backed up automatically and stored in the same folder structure on the Internet.
In other words, Kabooza ensure that we do not have to worry about losing our holiday pictures or other important documents if something unexpected happens to the PC.
With Kabooza it is easy to create online photo albums, share them with friends and publish comments on photos. The albums can be private, shared or available for public viewing.
Read more about the survey here.