A total of one in three Australians have suffered data loss, according to recent World Backup Day survey commissioned by Acronis and conducted by Google.
According to the findings, 47 per cent of respondents fear losing photos and videos the most and security, adequate storage capacity and ease-of-use were cited as key requirements for backing up data.
Results showed that 41 per cent of respondents backup to external drives versus 31 per cent who backup to the Cloud and 48 per cent of Australians run out of storage space with 45 per cent claiming this is an ongoing, yearly occurrence for them.
The survey also revealed that more than half of the 440 individuals surveyed have more than four devices in a household to protect.
Acronis Asia-Pacific vice-president of emerging markets, Steve Goh, said, “The results illustrate a growing general recognition of the value of data stored on family computers and devices, especially given the price people are willing to pay for their data."
"We hope that this new information, presented on World Backup Day, will encourage even more people to backup their data and protect their personal information.”
According to Acronis, steps to be keep in mind include having a backup of family’s critical data, documents, pictures and videos, keep operating systems on the most up-to-date version and to be aware of suspicious emails or links sent by unknown sources.