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World Backup Day – Are you prepared against data loss and data theft?


March 31st is World Backup Day, a day dedicated to backing up and better protecting your data.

On March 31st – Post & Tweet with the hashtag #WorldBackupDay – showing customers & the world – you take data and security seriously.

And then don’t forget to back up!

What is a backup and why should I do it?

Backups protect against human errors, hardware failure, virus attacks, power failure, and natural disasters.

Backups can help your organisation save time and money if these occur.

Many individuals and organisations have experienced data loss, which can have a detrimental effect.

Figures show that:

  • 21% of people have never made a backup!
  • 113 phones are stolen or lost every minute!
  • 29% of data loss cases are caused by accident!
  • 30% of all computers are already infected with malware!
SOURCE: 1. Backblaze – State of Backups 2021 2. Kensington Study 2013 3. Ponemom Institute 2013 4. Dataprot Malware Stat 2021

System failure, human error or accidental deletion could destroy all your important data.

The purpose of a backup is to create a copy of data that can be recovered in the event of a primary data failure.

GCC Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Whilst protecting your business GCC also offer a number of support services to ensure your business can continue in the event of an attack or data loss.

For more information about how GCC can make your business more resilient, get in touch today.

Further Information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your organisation’s backup procedures, please contact us via email:, or call us on 0345 260 1161.