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How Many People Don’t Have Backups in Australia?

How Many People Don’t Have Backups in Australia?

A recent survey found that 25% of Australian adults do not back up their computer data at all. This means that one in four Australians is at risk of losing their data if their computer crashes or is stolen.

How Many People Don't Have Backups in Australia

How Many People Don’t Have Backups in Australia

Computer backups have been around for as long as computers have. The earliest backups were made on paper tape or punched cards, and were used to store data that could be easily reloaded into the computer if it crashed.

In the 1950s, magnetic tape drives were introduced, and they quickly became the preferred method for backing up data. Tape drives were relatively inexpensive and could store large amounts of data. However, they were also slow and unreliable.

In the 1970s, disk drives were introduced, and they quickly became the preferred method for backing up data. Disk drives were faster and more reliable than tape drives, but they were also more expensive.

In the 1980s, personal computers became mainstream, and the need for computer backups became more important than ever. Personal computers were often used to store important data, such as financial records and family photos. However, many personal computer users did not back up their data, and they often lost their data when their computer crashed.

In the 1990s, the Internet became mainstream, and the need for computer backups became even more important. The Internet made it possible to store data on remote servers, which could be accessed from anywhere in the world. However, it also made it possible for data to be lost or stolen, which is why it is important to have backups of all important data.

Today, there are many different backup solutions available, including cloud storage, external hard drives, and network attached storage (NAS) devices. The best backup solution for you will depend on your specific needs and budget.

 

What is the Best Backup Solution for Small Businesses?

The best backup solution for small businesses is one that is easy to use, reliable, and affordable. Some popular backup solutions for small businesses include:

  • Cloud storage: Cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud make it easy to back up your data to a remote server. Cloud storage is also relatively inexpensive, especially for small businesses.
  • External hard drives: External hard drives are a good backup solution for businesses that need to store a lot of data. External hard drives are also relatively portable, so you can easily take them with you if you need to access your data on the go.
  • Network attached storage (NAS) devices: NAS devices are a good backup solution for businesses that need to back up multiple computers or that need to access their data from multiple locations. NAS devices can be more expensive than cloud storage or external hard drives, but they offer more features and flexibility.
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Contact the Original PC Doctor for Any of Your Backup Needs

The Original PC Doctor is a leading provider of computer backup services in Australia. We offer a variety of backup solutions to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. We can also help you to develop a backup plan that is right for your business.

If you need help with your computer backup needs, contact the Original PC Doctor on 1300 723 628. We can help you choose the right backup solution for your business and implement a backup plan to protect your data.

Content Created on 29/12/2023 by
John Pititto
Managing Director
The Original PC Doctor

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