Computer failure happens. The loss of important data can hobble your productivity, your business and leave a hole in your digital memory.
While many now conduct their work and play on far-flung servers (we store our messages in Gmail and keep our family photos on Facebook), there are likely critical files on your PC or smartphone that would not be recoverable in the event of hardware failure.
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Seagate and Harris Interactive conducted a survey of 2,205 U.S. adults -- 90% of whom feel their digital content is valuable. Yet, 30% of women surveyed do not back up their files at all. That compares with 19% of men who never back up. Only 10% of adults surveyed back up their files daily.
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