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Backblaze Survey Finds Daily Online Backups Rise 47%

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor on June 16, 2012
June is Backup Awareness Month - take a moment to ensure your data is safe.

San Mateo, California (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Backblaze, a leading online backup provider, today revealed that PC and Mac users are getting serious about backing up their computers. The 5th annual Backblaze State of User Data Backup survey determined that 10% of computer users now backup their computers at least daily. This is a 47% increase over 2011. The survey recorded similar improvements for weekly backups and monthly backups as well with increases of 38% and 29% respectively.

"These are the best results we've seen since we started tracking data backup 5 years ago," stated Gleb Budman, Co-founder and CEO at Backblaze. "Our goal in starting Backblaze was to ensure no one lost data again. It's great to see that the desire to protect photos, videos, music, and other data is becoming an every day part of using a computer. There is no reason to lose data to a hard drive crash or a stolen or lost computer when you have affordable, easy to use online backup services like Backblaze available."

In each of the last 5 years, Backblaze has commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct their annual data backup survey. Below summarizes the results when computer users were asked: "How often do you backup all of the data on your computer?"

2012 -----2011----- 2010----- 2009-- 2008

Daily or more

10%----- 6%----- 8%----- 6%----- 6%

Weekly or more

20% ------14% -----16% -----14% ----2%

Monthly or more

36% ------27% -----30% -----27% -----26%

The survey also reported that 29% of U.S. computer users have never backed up all their data with adults ages 55 and older being most remiss (35%) and the 18-34 age group being the most diligent (24%). Additional survey results are available by contacting Backblaze at press(at)backblaze(dot)com

Backblaze makes data backup easy by continuously and automatically backing up your PC or Mac. Then, when your computer crashes, is stolen or lost, or files or folders are accidently deleted, you can safely and easily recover your files. The Backblaze service backs up an unlimited amount of data for only $5 per month or $50 a year per computer.

As part of Backup Awareness Month, Backblaze is showcasing real people and real stories about data backup and recovery. Throughout the month you can visit for tweets, posts, videos, articles, testimonials and more about the Backblaze Online Backup service from home and business users.

About Backblaze
Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs with security, scalability, usability backgrounds, and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Backblaze's mission is to ensure that all computer data is backed up. Backblaze was selected as a winner of the AlwaysOn Global Top 250 private companies for game-changing technology and market value. Backblaze provides a free trial and automatically backs up all data for just $5/month, $50/year or $95/2 years, per computer. Visit for more information or to backup your own computer.

Survey Methodology
The surveys were conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Backblaze as follows: May 31-June 4, 2012 among 2,209 respondents, June 28-30, 2011 among 2,257 respondents, June 3-7, 2010 among 2,071 respondents, May 13-14, 2009 among 2,185 respondents, and May 27-29, 2008 among 2,761 respondents. In all surveys, respondents consisted of U.S. adult computer users (aged 18+), weighted to the U.S. adult population of computer users. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available by contacting Backblaze at press(at)backblaze(dot)com.

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