Online Data Backup and Recovery Protects Against the Damaging Loss of Valuable Business Data
Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of simple, inexpensive, automatic PC backup over the Internet, today announced that it will demo its online backup service at GMAC Home Services' Experience 2007 (February 7 â€“ 9 in Florida). Free trials will also be available for the show's attendees.
Small office/home office (SOHO) business owners are challenged to find an easily managed, affordable data backup solution; a fact that leaves many without protection. Realtors, an average of sixty percent being self-employed, rely heavily on maintaining relationships, making client data — contact information, birthdates, children's names, etc. — vital to their success. Losing that data would be disastrous.
Priced at $49.95 per year, (about $4 a month), Carbonite offers unlimited storage for all files — photos, documents, music and more. Realtors like Jack Attridge of Marblehead, MA swear by the service:
"The screen on my laptop went blue, and I thought I was out of business. But, I bought a new PC, logged onto to my Carbonite account, and all of my data, including emails and contacts, was back in less than a couple of hours."
Carbonite's Online PC Backup can be set up in just minutes, is intuitive and does not require an IT administrator to manage the service. Simply set and forget. Carbonite's software detects an idle Internet connection and begins backing up new and modified files. Carbonite looks like another drive in Windows "My Computer," and file icons are tagged so that users can quickly determine what has or has not been backed up. File recovery is equally as simple.
"In the 20-plus years I've had a computer, I've never had as much peace of mind as I now have with Carbonite," said Michelle Nowicki, real estate appraiser for MM Consulting based in San Francisco. "I'm completely dependent on my computer for my business, and for years, I attempted to implement my own back-up system. I never seemed to find the time go through the painful process of copying files to an external hard drive or burn CDs. Carbonite was easy to set up, and I've done nothing to maintain it. Yet, I know my data is safe."
"As a business owner, I understand what data means to a company's success," said David Friend, CEO and President of Carbonite. "Working with realtors, we're seeing very positive results as the concept of data insurance just makes good business sense. Carbonite is so simple, you set it and forget it. Anyone can use it to protect their most treasured memories and important documents. And, for the price of a cup of coffee, why wouldn't you?"
Only a small fraction of computer users regularly back up their PCs. Boston-based Carbonite, the leading consumer online backup company, addresses this issue by providing safe, simple, inexpensive, automatic backup over the Internet for consumers and small businesses in over 80 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computers users shouldn't have to think about backup. The company's mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user.
Carbonite is available to consumers and small business through several channels, including its Web site, retailers such as Staples and CompUSA, and hundreds of small resellers. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.