Imagine losing all your honeymoon photos, emails from that special someone or the diary you’ve been building up for months! In most cases, modern gadgets and gizmos work brilliantly but, when they do go wrong, it can have dire consequences – including the loss of valuable and sentimental material.
Claire Galbois-Alcaix of online backup company Mozy
Technology has a much bigger impact on our lives than ever before – the average Brit now possessing more than four computing devices in their home – double the number owned ten years ago.
If you’re a ‘solopreneur’, the loss or damage of just one of these devices can be devastating because they contain both business and personal data.
Mozy carried out the survey of 3,000 consumers across the UK, found that over three quarters of people say they rely heavily on technology every day while one in five people reveal they are never more than 10 feet from an internet-enabled device. This dependence means fewer and fewer people are using a paper-dictionary to look up how to spell a word (17 per cent) or learn times tables, while making mix tapes, paying bills at the post office and checking a map before or during a car journey are fading fast from everyday life.
The survey found as one in five shoppers no longer visit the high street to buy shoes. Other increasingly redundant acts include visiting a travel agent, with half of us researching holidays online, visiting car boot sales, or even ringing family and friends.
I guess we’re all aware that we make greater use of technology than ever before, but it’s not until we lose it that we realise just how important technology has become to us. The devices themselves can be replaced, but the data usually cannot.
To find out more about how Mozy can help you keep your data safe, just click on the video above.