Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Taking a Look at the Future of Backing up Online

So, what is really happening online? Let’s take a look at some of the most recent statistics...

Currently there are 2.4 billion internet users in the entire world, 634 million websites and 90% of the data that has been produced globally has happened in the last two years.

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Did you know that last year, 45% of the people in the world used the internet, that’s about 3.4 billion internet users!

FAST FACT: More than 1 billion Smartphone’s are used across the globe.

In the year 2011, the average internet users generated 12 GB of traffic per month, however last year; the average user generated 32 GB of traffic per month. That’s more than double the amount of GB generated.

What is the state of cloud storage at the moment?

Well, in 2011, 7% of the consumer’s content was stored in the cloud, but in 2016 it grew exponentially to 36%. In 2012 the Cloud Storage Services were used by over 400 million users.

 Last year, the average storage per household grew seven times as much to 3.3 terabytes! That means that only about 64% of users will choose to use local storage instead of storing their data on the cloud.

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What are the risks of not backing up your data online?

- 48% of companies lose data in a year
- 46% of people lose data in a year
- At the moment 93% of people still only use local storage
- 35% of computer owners have never backed up their computer
- 10% of people back up their data every day

The future of backing up online is here. Don’t lose your important files – back up today! Did you know that the TCG Forensic Division is able to find and restore the data that you've lost? Contact us today on 087 001 0511/2 or email