Another World Backup Day has come and gone and tech journalists across the country agree that no matter your occupation, tech ability, or data type and size, backing up your files is essential. News sites such as USA Today, Wired, TechCrunch, MacWorld, and TUAW all recommend CrashPlan this World Backup Day because the service rises above the competition in many crucial ways for consumers.
Let’s check out what the media had to say this weekend about the importance of data backup and why CrashPlan is the suggested method:
“Think it won’t happen to you? Since last year’s World Backup Day there were natural disasters on the East Coast with Hurricane Sandy, where many folks lost their homes (and data) on the New Jersey Shore, plus major hurricanes in Italy, Iran and the Philippines.
So let’s take a collective pledge to take proactive steps to pause the browser and start copying our data.”
Happy World Backup Day: Start backing up your Mac today, MacWorld
“Macworld has repeatedly looked at the increasingly crowded cloud-based backup market, and time and again we’ve found that CrashPlan makes an excellent option. You install an app on your Mac, and then it takes care of backing your data up over the Internet. If your entire Mac gets hosed—and your home, with your locally stored backups, suffers a disaster along with it—CrashPlan still has you covered.”
Happy World Backup Day! Go Backup Your Stuff! Seriously., TechCrunch
“If you want to get fancy and push your backups online, a couple of the big backup guys are doing deals in honor of today’s techno-holiday. CrashPlan dropped their annual price from $71 down to $42 for the day […]Hard drives are cheap. Lost data isn’t. Go, go, go!”
World Backup Day: Now’s the Time to Fortify Your Digital Existence, Wired
“CrashPlan and Backblaze both sponsor World Backup Day. Both of their services are highly regarded and just as, or more, affordable than Mozy.”
“CrashPlan (one of the WBD sponsors, along with Backblaze) adds a cool wrinkle to the cloud scenario; in addition to backup to a local drive, you can “buddy up” with a friend or family member and back up to a remote drive connected to their computer, for free. You could do the same with your work computer and home computer, IT powers-that-be permitting; the backups are encrypted, so your helper can’t snoop.”