Deloitte published the results of its fifth “State of the Media Democracy,” which shares the results of a poll of about 2,000 American consumers. While there are a number of interesting results from the survey that demonstrate the increase in smartphones and continued viewing of TV and reading of magazines, here is a stat that might be shocking to those who back up their data:
51% of Americans have experienced a computer or hard drive failure that caused them to lose photos, movies, or other digital content.
That is over 100 million people that have lost data they have created! Considering the availability of easy and inexpensive unlimited backup solutions such as Backblaze, no one should ever lose data as a result of a hard drive failure.