Irrespective of the company size, every company strives hard to have a backup of their entire daily operations to avoid data loss in case of system technical failure or crash due to voltage fluctuations. The way we store the files or take back up of the data has changed immensely in last 10 years.
Initially, be it either a company or an individual were completely dependent on external hard disks or USB drives to save the key information, but with the inception of data storing technologies and services such as Dropbox and Cloud Store, the computer users can now easily save the data in a more secured way.
With the internet population reaching 2.4 billion, there has been abundant amount of data getting added to the internet every day. A survey has predicted that by end of 2016, over 45% of the world’s total population will be on the internet.
The infographic shows that in 2011, only 7% of consumer content was stored on the cloud servers and by 2016, the consumer content will reach 36% on various cloud servers. Across the world, the cloud storage service was used by more than 400 million users in 2012.
Cloud computing through mobile device is a new innovation in the online backup. With immense increase in the usage of smartphone device, it is proven that over 72% of smartphone users have backup of their data via smartphones.
With the popularity that cloud-based mobile market has gained, it is estimated that by end of 2013, this market will generate revenue of $29.5 billion.