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Techzilla Provides Five Quick and Easy Solutions for Consumers to Backup Their Data

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Move over Easter Bunny! This Sunday, March 31, is not only Easter, it’s World Backup Day – “a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups.” According to, more than 60 million computers will fail worldwide in 2013. That's thousands of photos, conversations, calendars and more – all gone in an instant.

To help prevent against future data losses,, a one-stop shop for all things tech, is offering five easy ways for consumers to back-up their data:

1.)    Migrate to a Cloud: Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage where data is contained in virtualized pools, generally hosted by third parties. Hosting companies operate large data centers, and people who require their data to be hosted buy or lease storage capacity from them. To backup your data to a cloud, simply log into your cloud provider and start moving your data over. Each cloud provider displays options on how much space you can use, you can drop in small amounts or even mass amounts at one time, just like a drop box.

2.)    Store Externally: Invest in local or offsite backup such as an external hard drive. This way, you can select the specific files and documents that are important to you, whether they're personal videos, music, movies, contacts and photos or financial information. Techzilla offers an external hard drive providing users with the capability of storing up to 1 terabyte (TB) of data [1 TB equals one thousand gigabytes (GB), and 1 GB has 1,000 megabytes (MB)]. In laymen’s terms, 1,000 GB will be able to hold 330,000 3 MB of photos or 250,000 MP3 files. That’s a lot of storage space!

3.)    Take a “Jump” of Faith: Affordable and simple to use, jump drives or USB key drives are commonplace. Along with your wallet, you should never leave home without one. Use a jump drive to backup important files, photos and other data. It’s also a helpful tool if working on a presentation, paper or other important project. Simply copy the project’s files every hour so that in the event something should happen (e.g. power loss, computer malfunction) and your regular backup system hasn’t had time to save your data, only an hour of work is lost at the most.

4.)    Leverage Existing Resources: Backup word processing files, spreadsheets and other similar documents on a daily basis by leveraging your computer’s existing backup programs. Task your computer with performing incremental backups, in which the program copies only the files that have changed. For Windows back up, all you need to do is access the system option and perform a backup using your external hard drive or flash drive. Windows also automatically prompts you when you need to back up. For Mac, simply set up Time Machine and use that to quickly tell what is happening behind the scenes for the backup in progress or any previous backups.

5.)    Backup Your Apps: Today’s consumers are more connected than ever before, relying daily upon multiple devices – smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, etc. While it’s important to backup data on your computer, the same can be said about backing up apps on these devices. It’s simple to do; however, it just takes a little bit of time. Set a reminder to synch your device with your computer once a month to backup existing data. In the event your device breaks or gets lost or stolen, all of your data will be saved … and you will be glad you took the time to back it up.

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Techzilla is the one-stop shop for all things tech, supporting the evolving technology needs of consumers and small businesses. An experienced team of customer support agents is available around-the-clock to help troubleshoot and repair issues, as well as to offer gadgets and devices from today’s leading technology brands. Techzilla also provides a dedicated platform to help educate and inform consumers on the latest tech trends and can guide its customers through tech purchase decision-making. For more information, please visit, or Techzilla is a subsidiary of the, which is also the parent company of,, and EG Performance.

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