If you had to chose between losing all of your digital data or give up alcohol for one year? What would you choose? If you choose giving up alcohol then you can enjoy your year of sobriety along with 34% of other people that would choose to make the same sacrifice.
A 2011 survey, conducted by Wakefield Research and Carbonite, found out what some people would be prepared to sacrifice to save their data.
- “It’s More Valuable Than Vacation Time”: 50% would rather lose all of their vacation time for an entire year than lose all of the files on their computer.
- “It’s Even More Precious Than My Wedding Ring”: 38% of married Americans feel that it would be worse to lose everything on their computer than to lose their wedding ring.
- “I’d Pay Dearly to Get My Data Back“: 62% said they would pay to get back their lost data if their computer crashed; 21% said they would pay $500 and 27% said they would pay as much as they needed to get their documents and files back.
- “I’d Sacrifice Something I Love to Save My Data”: People would go to extremes to immediately recover all of their data if it were lost.
- 34% would give up beer and wine for a year;
- 31% would give up coffee for a year;
- 23% would give up their cell phone for a month; and
- 18% would give up their free time to mow their neighbor’s lawn for a year.
Storing your data on the cloud is great way to store your files without having to mess around with back-up drive.
Cloud Storage Tools that I Use.
Carbonite stores a complete back-up of your computer online – so in the event of a total crash you should be able to restore all of your system files and personal files. I have used Carbonite before, but I was not too impressed with the way that it worked, however I am sure they are constantly improving their service – check their facebook page to gauge user satisfaction levels.
I use Lastpass for managing passwords and Google Apps for mail.