Fools and Their Data Are Soon Parted

Fools and Their Data Are Soon Parted

Fools and Their Data Are Soon Parted

51% of Americans have lost all of their digital files in a computer crash.
What would you give up to retrieve lost computer files? Pretty much anything, according to a survey from Wakefield Research and Carbonite Inc. People say they’d shell out big bucks or abstain from beer, wine and coffee rather than lose critical data. Yet a significant percentage of survey respondents say they don’t back up these precious computer files, even though they’ve experienced computer crashes and realize that data goes missing. The average user keeps more than $400 worth of digital movies and music on their devices, not to mention important information folders. “People have priceless photographs, critical personal financial information and hundreds of dollars of digital media stored on their computer,” says David Friend, CEO/chairman of Carbonite. “Most have experienced at least one major data loss disaster, yet are still not taking simple steps to protect the contents of their computer.” More than 1,000 U.S. adults took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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