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How much time do we spend online? The past decade has seen us spend more time on the internet, share more of our personal and professional content and rely on web services as a means of communication. Businesses now rely heavily on cloud based services for marketing and sales.

Facebook has become the place we upload our photos and communicate with friends - Twitter, a tool for millions to share information - LinkedIn, the place to keep up with professional contacts and advance our careers. Gmail is of course the leading mail service in the world. Salesforce is being used by millions of businesses. Having backups can be essential especially considering the countless ways our data can be compromised.

Backups  - how do  I get them?

From account hijacking and technical issues to simple human error, our data can easily be deleted leaving us without access to vital information.

With Ownbackup, it’s simple to create backups for Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Salesforce. The service offers straightforward and affordable pricing plans with a monthly fee of $5.95 for a standard package (including a free trial) and $15.95 for a business package.

Furthermore, Ownbackup aggregates all your data in one neatly organized account.

Backups - why are they Important

It’s easy to assume that all the information we store online is safe, but in fact there are many reasons why our data can be corrupted leaving us wishing we had backups.

Here are some “real life” examples:

“Gmail Official Site: When messages go missing in a Gmail account, it's typically due to settings applied to incoming mail, a configuration issue, an accidental human action or a compromised account.”

Serious Twitter bug turns service into a mess”

“Phishing-based breach of salesforce.com

Google's Gmail had a glitch introduced that caused 30,000 users or so to loose email, chat and contacts from their Gmail accounts. The cause appears to be a bug in a software update.

…and a couple of fun facts:

  • 750 million photos were uploaded to Facebook over New Year’s weekend.
  • LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 150 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

It’s plain to see that the more time we spend online and the more content we share, backups are exceedingly necessary. Try the OwnBackup service for peace of mind.