What’s more important to you: your data — photos, videos, that old novel you’ve been working on — or your device? If you said your data, you’re in good company. An overwhelming majority of consumers say their photos, files and digital memories are more important (and more valuable) than their device, according to a recent Google survey conducted by Acronis. Yet when it comes to backing up those personal documents and memories, many are still using out-of-date tools, if any at all.
Below are some of the key findings from the survey:
In a Head-to-Head Battle, People Choose Data Over Devices
Of the 818 people surveyed, 74 percent of those surveyed say they would save their photos before their phone. But while it may be surprising that a selfie (or, okay, a lot of selfies) has more personal worth than the $1,200 computer it lives on, what’s more surprising is how little users protect all that valuable information.