Again, World Backup Day is March 31st.

Washington, DC, March 21, 2012 –/– March 31st has been declared World Backup Day. With so much of our lives, photos, and videos being stored in digital form, it is imperative that we begin to make backups of our precious data. Backing up your data is one of those easy to do procedures that many people ignore.

People now create and generate over 1.8 zettabytes of data per year. That’s over 57 billion iPads! Hard drives fail at an annual rate of 3 percent and this rate gets higher as the drive gets older. With a three year-­old hard drive, the annual failure rate hovers around six percent. Backing up your data will protect your life’s work if that hard drive fails. World Backup Day is here to make sure that people actually start backing up.

World Backup Day can easily be observed by spreading the word of data integrity and automatic backup. Share World Backup Day with all your friends and family. The virtues of both local and offsite data backup sites should be extolled. People should relay the dreadful tales of devastating data disasters like the loss of an entire season of a children’s television series or the near complete loss of customer data by Microsoft’s & T-Mobile’s Sidekick. So sad, all they needed was a simple backup strategy.

There will also be a giveaway on World Backup Day with backup related prizes like free hard drives, online backup accounts, and awesome swag like World Backup Day t-shirts and magnets.

And to all the IT professionals saying “Hoho! I’m good. I already got backups.” March 31st just happens to be a great day to check and recheck your backup restores to see if they actually work. Wouldn’t want a nasty prank to bring your backup drives down, would we? After all, a backup plan that doesn’t work isn’t much of a backup plan.

These tales, backup information, and exclusive discounts & offers from sponsors can be found on on March 31st, 2012!

About World Backup Day
World Backup Day was chosen to be the day before April 1st (April Fools) in order to drive the message that one should backup all those pictures, spreadsheets, love letters, cat pictures, and important financial documents before it’s too late. World Backup Day began its inaugural celebration in 2011 by a few concerned users on It was a hit in the tech industry with virtually all tech news sources reporting on it. For 2012, World Backup Day has partnered with many media partners to spread the word of data backups. This holiday will continue to grow with larger events. Find out more at

Ismail J.
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