World Backup Day is coming up quickly this year. WBD 2023 takes place on March 31st, the day before April Fool’s Day, for a good reason: Don’t be a fool backup your data!
What is World Backup Day?
World Backup Day is the day to bring attention to whether your data, most likely your most critical and vital business asset, is well protected. World Backup Day originated in 2005 as World Backup month, but was changed to World Backup Day in 2011 on March 31st as a reference to April Fool’s Day.
Why Should You Backup Your Data?
If you had to choose between all of the money in the bank or all of the data that your organization has, what would you choose? In some cases, choosing all the money would make sense, but in most cases, data is what helps the company stay going and keep making money for years to come.
Backing up your data is important for many reasons, including enabling your organization to go on as usual in the event of a disaster. Disasters can happen anywhere: from a critical server failing, to natural disasters like flooding and fires, to man-made disasters such as theft, sabotage, and chemical spills. Additionally, ransomware attacks are on the rise globally and are evolving to be more complex.
Data backup is also important in an event like a pandemic, which we are currently experiencing. In this case, suffering an additional disaster such as fire, floods, tornadoes or ransomware could cripple an entire business. Supply chains are stressed, getting replacement equipment may be difficult and more problems would arise.
Plus, many workers are going remote since the start of 2020, and you need to be sure their data is protected. Now more than ever, we have seen why a good disaster recovery and business continuity plan is imperative.
What Can I Do to Protect My Data?
We encourage you to think about all of the data you need to protect, and whether or not you are meeting best practices. Are you following the simple 3-2-1 rule of backup, which states you should have 3 copies of your data, on 2 different media with at least one offsite?
In recognition of World Backup Day, please consider how protected your data really is. We are here to help improve your data protection methods.
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