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March 31 is World Backup Day

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Data loss happens more often than you think. You accidentally delete an important document. Your kids pour juice on your laptop. You drive off to work with your phone on the car roof. Or worse, your house floods.

  • Accidents

    Accidents happen

    We hear countless stories every year from people who deleted something by accident (and Retrospect recovered it). 1

  • Loss

    Stuff gets lost

    1,400,000 smart phones were lost in the United States in 2013, and 600,000 laptops were lost at U.S. airports alone in 2008. 2

  • Theft

    Stuff gets stolen

    1 in 10 laptops are stolen over the lifetime of a laptop, and 3,100,000 smart phones were stolen in the United States in 2013. 3

  • Disaster

    Disaster strikes

    Every year, there are millions of fires, thousands of earthquakes and tornadoes, and dozens of hurricanes. 4


With Retrospect Desktop, family photos, tax documents, schoolwork, music, and videos on every device are safe. Every time you do a backup with Retrospect Desktop, you protect yourself from accidents, failures, loss, and theft.

Every Retrospect product is backed by 30 days of complimentary email and phone support.

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JG Heithcock

JG Heithcock is CEO of Retrospect, Inc. and has eighteen years experience in the storage and backup industry.