JPY has launched a storage survey, offering participants a chance to win a top-of-the-range iPod.

The company is is attempting to understand how users in mixed platform environments manage their data, with such questions as: "Are some platforms left out of the backup strategy? Do Mac users back up more than PC users? Does anybody know how to retrieve backed-up data in an emergency?"

The five minute survey is open to anyone who uses a computer at work, whether they back up or not.

JPY managing director, John Yardley said: "We suspect that not all operating systems are treated the same way when data is backed up or archived. This survey should help us understand better the habits and attitudes of people using different platforms."