Survey finds backup schedules improving

Survey finds backup schedules improving

June 13

According to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for an online backup provider, 47 percent more users are performing daily backups in 2012 than in 2011. Those backing up their data weekly also increased 38 percent, and monthly backups increased 29 percent.

Data backup and recovery software solutions provide businesses with reliable computing in any circumstance, and the more frequently backups occur, the better the disaster recovery options for the business are. The survey shows that more users, both professionals and consumers, are taking data backups more seriously. As June is Backup Awareness Month, it is an excellent time for a company to reexamine its recovery solutions.

According to the survey, 18 to 34-year-olds are the most diligent about ensuring that their data is recoverable, with only 24 percent never backing up their computing devices. Additionally, these are the best results the survey has seen in the five years it has been performed.

When considering desktop and server backup solutions, a business should examine the capacity it needs and best frequency-per-machine schedule in order to determine if it should deploy cloud or disk solutions. This will allow the company to get the most out of the service it chooses while reducing the cost of investment.