• A New Look and a Better Way to Back up Your Business

    by Ali Aldrich | Jan 09, 2014

    From technology to our website (like our new look?!), a lot has changed since we started backing up, back in 2005! But one thing has always remained constant for us: understanding the importance of protecting what matters. We were founded around a dining room table after our CEO’s daughter lost a semester’s worth of work, and our co-founder’s wife lost a laptop full of pictures.

    Now we’re helping our customers save so much more than memories and homework. We’re backing up files, folders and servers. We’re helping businesses reduce downtime after a disaster. Over the years, we’ve found that we're able to help our customers by understanding what’s important to them, and offering solutions that are easy, automatic and affordable.

    Along with our new site design and new plans is an all new blog! Not only do we have your backup, but we’ve also got your back when it comes to all things business. So stay tuned, because we’ll be sharing tips, tricks and expert advice to keep your small business up-to-date on tech trends.

  • Carbonite Server Backup Proven More than Twice As Fast As Leading Competitors

    by Lynnette Nolan | Dec 03, 2013

    When it comes to getting your critical files and databases backed up, we understand your business’ need for speed. And we’re excited to announce that Carbonite Server Backup has been tested and proven to be the fastest among leading competitors!

    The Tolly Group tested Carbonite Server Backup against Mozy Pro, CrashPlan Pro and SOS Online Backup using a 54.6GB dataset that included multimedia, office documents, compressed archives, web server data and system files and applications.

    Backup Test

    Vendor

    Average Time to Complete Backup

    Carbonite in Comparison

    Carbonite Server

    1 hour 53 minutes

    FASTEST SOLUTION TESTED

    CrashPlan Pro

    6 hours 22.5 minutes

    2.4 times faster

    SOS Online Backup

    7 hours 54.5 minutes

    3.2 times faster

    Mozy Pro*

    25 hours 30 minutes

    12.5 times faster

    Restore Test

    Vendor

    Average Time to Complete Restore

    Carbonite in Comparison

    Carbonite Server

    1 hour 7 minutes

    FASTEST SOLUTION TESTED

    CrashPlan Pro

    5 hours 59.5 minutes

    3.7 times faster

    SOS Online Backup

    5 hours 13 minutes

    3.1 times faster

    Mozy Pro*

    39 hours 3 minutes

    29.4 times faster

    *Due to global deduplication, Mozy Pro was only able to complete one full backup and restore, while the others were each tested twice.

     

    We’re excited to offer server backup to our business customers, and we’re thrilled that the Tolly results backed up what we already knew – our server solutions protect their valuable data so they can get back up and running as quickly in the event of data loss or disruption!

  • Database Backup, Carbonite Style

    by Lynnette Nolan | Jul 23, 2013

    At Carbonite, we are always looking to wring out cost and complexity from the backup process. Carbonite pioneered simple-to-use and low cost backups for computers, and today we backup laptops, desktops, NAS devices, external hard drives, servers and mobile devices for our 1.5+ million customers. Now, we are bringing simplicity and low-cost to server and database backups as well. With the release of Carbonite Enhanced Server Backup, we are reducing the cost and complexity of server and database backups by an order of magnitude.

    With databases always top of mind for small businesses, let’s see what that looks like with our new offering…

    A Blurry Image Won’t Do:  Consistent Backup Matters

    Taking a snapshot of things that are moving (like your kids running around) is tricky. Your camera contains a lot of sophisticated technology to focus and take a sharp image and turn it into a single JPG file. So, we can simply pickup that file at the file system level, and move it to our cloud storage. When you recover a JPG file, you get the same sharp picture you snapped.

    Like your kids running around, databases are always in motion too. Databases represent active data on your servers. Unlike a photo that is just a single file; databases are represented by multiple files and processes that are working together. Taking a file level backup of this data can easily result in a backed up image that does not represent your database at any one particular point-in-time. You may have some records that are partially written out to disk and partially in memory; so multiple files representing the database may not agree with each other in the backup image. Recovering your database from such a blurry image can result in unacceptable results for your business. You need special software to prepare the database and then take its snapshot at a particular point-in-time, i.e., a consistent backup, from which the database can be accurately restored.

    Carbonite Enhanced Server Backup ensures consistent backups of your databases. We take a sharp snapshot of your database at the time a backup run is initiated (either as scheduled or on-demand). And, of course, when you restore from this snapshot the database works as expected.

    Database Downtime – Not an Option

    Whether your database is serving as the backbone of your ecommerce application or an internal application serving employees, its services are expected to be available 24x7. Typically you don’t have the luxury of a downtime window – during which either the database could be stopped entirely or the updates to the database can be paused.

    Carbonite Enhanced Server Backup provides hot backup of your databases. In other words, our software does not shut down your database or even stop updates to your database during the backup process.

    Complexity: It’s Our Problem, Not Yours

    Various underlying methods for taking database backup images have lots of nuances and exceptions. For example, different database types and versions deal with their logs differently (dealing with database logs is a crucial part of taking a sharp snapshot I mentioned above). So, if you rely on a home-grown script, you would need to be on a constant treadmill of making changes to your script every time you deploy a new version of your database software, let alone change the database type completely.

    Our engineers are on this constant treadmill for you – always looking out for nuances, exceptions, gotchas and optimization opportunities in the newest versions of database software from multiple vendors. Carbonite hides the complexity of backing up databases behind a very simple to use GUI. You simply tell us: what, where, when and how to back up your databases. We figure out the right process and underlying method to execute it for you.

    In a next installment, I’ll dive into the range of configuration settings available with this new offering from Carbonite for our small business customers. In the meantime, if you questions about Enhanced Server Backup and if it’s right for your business, you can contact our Business Team at businessteam@carbonite.com or 855-CARB-BIZ (855-227-2249).

  • Tackle Spring Cleaning

    by Lynnette Nolan | Apr 17, 2013

    Tackle Spring Cleaning

    Tax season has wrapped up, which means we’re on to the next daunting task – spring cleaning! But before you start stressing about your to-do list, take a deep breath; we’ve got some tips to help you tackle the digital component of getting your home (and life) organized!

    • Take it "byte-by-byte." Tackle files on your desktop, tablet and smartphone one at a time so you don't feel overwhelmed. And remember, just because you have the storage space on your device doesn't mean you need to keep every photo, document and email. It took a while to create the mess, so it will take some time to organize it. But every bit of cleanup makes a big difference!
    • Tackle those taxes. Tax season is finally over, but the IRS recommends keeping copies of your returns for up to seven years. Cut the clutter by scanning your financials, records and receipts and creating a folder on your computer for each year.
    • A picture’s worth a thousand words. Start by sorting through photos from the past year – delete the blurry images, photos of you with your eyes closed and shots with a finger over the lens, and create an annual "Photos to Print" folder so you can quickly find your favorite shots.
    • Create a VIP club. Make an "Important Files" folder with copies of your car title, passports, mortgage documents, birth certificates and other important records so you can quickly find them when you need them. Back up this folder to the cloud so you can access the contents from another computer, tablet or your smartphone in case you need it when you are away from home.
    • Protect your files. Make sure your files are always safe and secure by backing them up to the cloud. In addition to giving you peace of mind, Carbonite also enables you to remotely access your backed up data even if you misplace the hard copy.

    While getting your digital life in order will be a breath of fresh air, we know that spring cleaning consists of more than organizing your files. For help organizing your computer room, home office or any other rooms in your house, check out Carbonite’s Clean Sweeps sweepstakes for a chance to win a free year of the better backup plan and a gift card to Merry Maids!

  • Celebrate with Cloud Backup and a Special Offer

    by Lynnette Nolan | Mar 28, 2013

    Backup Day is at the end of the week and the best way to celebrate is by – no surprise here – backing up!

    So we’ve got a great offer for you! Now through Backup Day, enter offer code BACKUPDAY13 when you start a Home or Business trial and we’ll add two bonus months to your subscription when you purchase!

    Know you want to celebrate, but still curious about what the cloud can do for you?

    Data is precious, but it’s also vulnerable. When you back your files up to the cloud (with a service like Carbonite), you can rest assured that you’re prepared – and your files are safe – no matter what!

    Data protection isn’t the only way the cloud can help. Small businesses can employ the cloud in a myriad of ways to increase productivity and, best of all, cut IT costs. Some popular cloud applications include: email, CRM, financial software and – of course – backup!

  • Backup by the Numbers

    by Lynnette Nolan | Mar 15, 2013

    Today is Pi Day, so we figured we’d crunch some numbers to celebrate. Of course what we’re really celebrating is Backup Day! Our favorite holiday is at the end of the month, but we’ve been reveling ever since March began.

    We keep a ton of important data on our computers! From resumes to contacts, photos to music – our real life work and entertainment is stored digitally.

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    But, while 82% of Americans say they only keep digital files, 39% of them haven’t backed up in over a year! And 51% of people know the pain of a data disaster.

    51 percent

    What would happen if your computer crashed right before the big interview?

    Would your Backup Day party invitations still make it out on time if you had to manually track down all of your contacts’ addresses?

    You don't have to be a statistician to calcualte that backup is a safe bet!

  • Celebrate the Best Holiday in March with the Better Backup Plan

    by Lynnette Nolan | Mar 07, 2013

    Sure St. Patrick's Day and the first day of spring occur in March, but we all know those holidays take a back seat to the greatest day of the calendar year – Backup Day! So while a pot of gold may be at the end of the rainbow, don't forget that data security can be found in the cloud.

    To help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we've got some tips to help you ensure your most important files are protected!

    • Protect your data with more than just a disk drive: Computers don’t always have the luck of the Irish – and sometimes a big of bad luck can mean photos that are gone forever. Having digital copies of your pictures is important – but make sure to keep a copy in the cloud.
    • Check your backup: Backing up with Carbonite is virtually effortless – you simply set it and forget it! But it never hurts to double check that your backup contains all the files you want to protect. With Carbonite, checking a file’s status is as easy as looking for the green dot.
    • Test a restore: You've got your backup plan, you know what files are protected and you’re ready for anything! But what if the unthinkable happens and you find yourself in the midst of a crash, theft or natural disaster. Test a file restore before the data is actually gone, and before you need to put your backup plan into action.

    Data protection takes diligence, not luck. But when you're armed with the better backup plan and some helpful tips, you're prepared!

  • Special Offer from Carbonite: Make Those Resolutions Stick this Month

    by Lynnette Nolan | Jan 29, 2013
    As January wears on, we know that many good intentions for New Year’s Resolutions may be starting to wear thin. If you’re anything like us, sometimes you need a little incentive to keep on track. So if getting your digital life organized is part of your 2013 plan, we can help! 

    Now through the end of January, if you purchase a new Carbonite subscription, we’ll add two free months to your account! But act fast, this offer expires in two days. Here’s how you can get started:

    • New to Carbonite? You can get started today and we’ll take the worrying about how to make sure your critical business files or irreplaceable photo memories are backed up and secure off your mind! To take advantage of this special offer, simply choose the best plan for your needs – Carbonite Home or Carbonite Business and then enter code Jan2013 at time of purchase. 
    • Already in a Carbonite trial? Use offer code Jan31 at the time of purchase.
    Cheers to Backing Up!

  • Accountants: Resolve to Create a Better Backup Plan in 2013

    by Lynnette Nolan | Jan 02, 2013
    As a small business owner, your New Year's resolutions might include optimizing your business or running a more efficient practice. But what about creating a preparedness plan to safeguard your business critical data – including clients' financial, taxes and contact information – should the unthinkable occur?

    Register for free today and join Carbonite's Pete Lamson, on January 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST for a webinar covering:
    • Why protecting your data matters to your business
    • What your business continuity and disaster plan should include
    • Ideas on how to create a plan to help ensure your business can continue operating should a disaster – natural, technical or otherwise – strike
    In addition to learning everything you need to know to get your own DIY data backup plan up and running, we'll also be providing a special offer to the accountants who join our webinar!

    We all head into a new year with the best intentions. Clients place their trust in you to ensure their fiscal health. Place your trust in Carbonite to ensure your business' success by protecting your clients' records.

    Cheers to a happy, healthy and successful 2013 for you and your business!
  • Ask a Carbonista: What are Best Practices for Backing Up My External Hard Drives Connected?

    by Lynnette Nolan | Dec 20, 2012
    We know our customers have different backup needs, which is why we offer a variety of plans with different features and capabilities. And one of our popular features is external hard drive backup.

    Whatever plan you have, you can rest assured that your backed up data is safe in the cloud with Carbonite! But it’s important to understand the difference between backup and storage – especially if your plan includes external hard drive backup.

    Carbonite's automatic, continuous backup means that, after the initial backup of your data, files are backed up within 10 minutes of the first change and within 24 hours of subsequent changes. But if your device is disconnected for an extended period of time, the Carbonite software will assume you no longer want that data and those files are deleted from our servers.

    Staying connected is easy when you’re backing up a computer – in most cases, whenever the computer is on, it’s online (and connected to Carbonite!). But for those backing up their external hard drive, it’s important to remember to keep those devices connected to ensure enough time for the backup to occur. Frequently unplugging or disconnecting an external hard drive could mean an incomplete or unsuccessful backup.

    Whether you’re backing up your home laptop, work desktop or external hard drive (or all three!), we want to make your experience as simple and stress-free as possible! So if you ever have questions about the status of your backup – or your external device’s connectivity – you can reach out to our support team.
  • Give Yourself the Gift of Organization

    by Lynnette Nolan | Nov 15, 2012
    With the holidays upon us, people are gathering for dinners, Yankee swaps and – of course – holiday parties, and memories are made and saved with the flash of your camera (which is often your smartphone!).

    So we have a special tip to help you preserve these holiday memories. Between shopping and scrambling, cooking and cleaning, the holidays can be stressful enough... why not give yourself the gift of organization this year?

    Of course, you’re already diligently backing up all of your digital holiday memories with Carbonite, but are those images organized and readily accessible for you to print and show off? One of the best parts of capturing these moments is knowing that you’ll get to relive them every time you flip or scroll through your albums.

    That’s where the professionals at Appo come in.

    Appo members are certified professionals who work with their clients to sort, catalogue, and edit once-scattered pictures to create photo narratives and albums. If you've got folders full of digital pictures that you have no idea what to do with, get in touch with an Appo member in your area.

    But what about those pictures from holidays past, before Black Friday was ruled by digital camera deals? The folks at FotoBridge can help you scan and digitize all the holiday prints that have – until now – been banished to the junk drawer with all the re-gifts you've collected throughout the years.

    With a little help from the pros, you can limit your holiday photography stresses to posing the kids and snapping candids around the dessert table.
  • Ask a Carbonista: Does Carbonite Backup My Videos?

    by Lynnette Nolan | Oct 25, 2012

    One of the best reasons to subscribe to an online backup provider is to protect the precious memories and the valuable work living on your computer. We know that those memories and data are stored in various forms – including videos! So we want to make sure you've selected all the files you’d like Carbonite to save. In this post – we’ll explain how.

    Carbonite offers a variety of plans designed to match the different needs of different customers. Because our plans have unique features, there are a few different ways to go about backing up your video files.

    For those of you trying out Carbonite for the first time, our free trial period offers users the chance to experience online backup with Carbonite. Music and video files aren't automatically backed up during the trial period, but they can be added to your backup manually. Additionally, your music files will be automatically added to your backup if you purchase a subscription.

    Because video and music files tend to be larger, they can often extend the time it takes to complete an initial backup, which is why they are not automatically added to your backup queue when using Carbonite Home and HomePlus. Carbonite Home and HomePlus subscribers who want to back up their videos can easily do so by right-clicking on the file and selecting Carbonite; Back this up on a Windows computer, or by using the Carbonite Preferences pane to add files for backup on a Mac. For users of Carbonite Home Premier and both of our small business solutions, video files will be automatically included for backup.

    Whatever your plan, online backup with Carbonite is easy and convenient because you simply set it and forget it! And once you've selected your videos for backup, you can share those memories anytime, anywhere with our remote access feature!

  • Ask a Carbonista: How Do I Adjust My Mobile Wi-Fi Settings?

    by Lynnette Nolan | Oct 11, 2012

    Last month, our new mobile app debuted for Android and iOS smartphone users. The consensus so far is that the app is a fantastic way to back up the photos and videos stored on your mobile devices (and nowadays, that’s likely quite a few)!

    But protecting your pics isn’t the only way we’re saving your data. This tip will help mobile users make the most of their backup – without sacrificing their data plan!

    Camera, personal assistant, mailbox… smartphone functionality keeps increasing, but so do the prices of mobile data plans!  With this in mind, we designed our new app to fit the needs and challenges of today’s mobile user. One of the ways we did this was to set the default to back up over Wi-Fi – allowing users to conserve their data usage and back up their mobile photos and videos without incurring big data use fees from their mobile plan provider.

    For those lucky enough to have unlimited data plans, or for the mobile user who just prefers to back up without Wi-Fi restrictions, the default can be changed simply by adjusting the setting to back up over cellular connections.

    If you haven’t checked out our free mobile app, what are you waiting for? Download it today!

  • September is Disaster Preparedness Month...Do You Have a Plan?

    by Lynnette Nolan | Sep 14, 2012

    This Labor Day weekend, did you access files from your laptop? Did you celebrate Grandparent’s Day by emailing pictures and home videos of the kids? Have you taken a break from Twitter and Facebook to knock out a few intro paragraphs of this semester’s research paper? Is your small business easing back into the 9-5 swing after a schedule of summer Fridays?

    There’s a lot going on in September – and since most of it is happening right on our electronic devices, it’s not surprising that September is Disaster Preparedness month. We’re always extoling the virtues of automatic, online backup – but each September we like to remind people just how important it is to ensure your data is protected, especially since disasters come in all forms at any time.

    We’ve created a checklist for our home office and small business customers, but the advice really applies to anyone who’s got a digital life. Which nowadays is virtually everyone!

    Here are a few tips for anyone who has assignments, pictures, orders, customer contacts, or financial documents saved on their computer:

    • Evaluate your current backup plan. Do you have one? What would you do if your computer crashed or if it was stolen? If you had to leave your home, office or dorm in a flash, would you be able to retrieve data left behind?
    • Backup your data constantly. Make sure your plan is automatic and continual. Carbonite is always working in the background. Set-and-forget is key!
    • Make a plan to recover your files after a disaster. Our support team is available via email, phone or online chat. So if needed, take a deep breath, reach out to Carbonite, and let us help get you back up and running!

    Even if you’ve already “fallen” into your new autumn routine, it’s never too late to start practicing data safety with your own DIY online backup plan! Begin today with a Carbonite free trial!

  • World Backup Day Tips from Carbonite - Secure Your Photos in the Cloud

    by Lynnette Nolan | Mar 30, 2012

    If you lost all of your digital photos, what would you be willing to sacrifice to get them back? For World Backup Day 2012 keep your cellphones and coffee – just make sure you’re backing up your photos online.

    World Backup Day Backup Tip #5: Secure Your Photos in the Cloud

    • Download photos/videos off of all your devices: It’s easy to lose a phone or camera and lose all the photos stored on its internal memory. Make sure to download all your photos and video from your device to your computer.
    • Protect photos with more than just a disk drive: Computers are subject to all sorts of problems—from corrupted files to damaged hard drives to theft—that can make your photos disappear forever. Don’t rely on the one copy of your precious photos and videos on your computer, back them up.
    • Go to the cloud: Keep your photos and videos safe from disaster by backing them up online. With an online backup service like Carbonite, your memories are spared from computer meltdowns, theft, floods, fire or other disasters that can destroy your computers, external hard drives and photo devices.

    By backing your photos up online, not only are they secure, but they’re accessible from nearly any internet connected device (including your smartphone!) at any time via the cloud.

    Don't have Carbonite? Begin backing up today by starting a free trial.

  • World Backup Day Tips from Carbonite - Include Files in Your Backup

    by Lynnette Nolan | Mar 28, 2012

    We all think "a computer crash will never happen to me" – until one day it does. In a recent survey, we learned that half of Americans have already experienced at least one computer crash in which they lost all of their digital data! So, there really is no time like the present to make sure you have all your important files protected in your backup.

    World Backup Day Backup Tip #3: Include Files in Your Backup

    When you first install Carbonite you are given two options for back up, with automatic or advanced/manual settings. The Automatic, or default, backup options are recommended and will be a fit for most users. (For a complete list of what is backed up by default with Carbonite, please read File Types Carbonite Backs Up in our online support knowledge base.)

    However, if you have important files or folders that can be backed up by Carbonite but aren’t included in the automatic settings, you can add most of these files to your backup set with just a few clicks.

    PC users can back up files excluded from the default backup setting in two ways: by backing up single files or choosing specific types of files (e.g., .avi, .jpg, .doc). Mac users can add any files which are excluded from the default backup by selecting them individually through the Carbonite Preferences pane.

    For step-by-step instructions on how to add files, read Backing Up Files That Are Excluded by Default in our online support knowledge base.

    Not a Carbonite Customer yet? Start backing up today with a free trial.

  • Happy New Year - Start 2012 by Backing Up

    by Lynnette Nolan | Dec 30, 2011

    Can you believe it? The New Year is right around the corner! We wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on 2011 and thank all of our Carbonite customers, family and friends for such an extraordinary year. This year, we achieved the landmark of now backing up more than 200 million of your files every day.

    For many, the New Year is a time for setting goals and a chance at a fresh start. While backing up your computer may not fall on a typical New Year’s resolutions list, we’d like to give those of you who remain unprotected from data loss the chance to start fresh in 2012 with a free trial of Carbonite online backup.

    The average American has more than $400 of digital music and movies on their computer, not to mention all the irreplaceable photos and videos of trips, birthdays and more. You created a lot of memories in 2011 and we'd like to help you keep them safe. Start your free trial of Carbonite online backup today.

    Here’s to a healthy and happy 2012 from all of us at Carbonite!

  • 3 Tips to Enjoy Your Photo and Video Holiday Memories Forever

    by Lynnette Nolan | Dec 22, 2011

    The holidays are often a time many spend with family, friends and loved ones. It’s also a time when many of us will be snapping pictures to preserve these great memories. With the holidays already upon us this year, we released some survey data and even polled our Facebook fans about photos – and we’ve confirmed your photos the most valuable files on your computer. In order to keep your holiday memories safe this season, we’d like to offer a few simple tips:

    • Download photos/videos off of all your devices:  It’s easy to lose a phone or camera—or drop it in the egg nog—and lose all the photos stored on its internal memory. Make sure to download all your photos and video from your device to your computer.
    • Protect photos with more than just a disk drive: Computers are subject to all sorts of problems—from corrupted files to damaged hard drives to theft—that can make holiday photos disappear forever. Don’t rely on the one copy of your precious photos and videos on your computer, back them up.
    • Go to the cloud:  Keep your holiday photos and videos safe from disaster by backing them up online. With an online backup service like Carbonite, your memories are spared from computer meltdowns, theft, floods, fire or other disasters that can destroy your computers, external hard drives and photo devices.

    So cheers to all for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season and, of course, to keeping your photos and videos safe too! By backing them up online, not only are they secure, but they are accessible from nearly any internet connected device (including your smartphone!) at any time via the cloud.

    Don’t have Carbonite? Start protecting your holiday photos today by starting a free 15-day trial.

  • Carbonite for Clunkers Trade-in Program

    by Lynnette Nolan | Dec 20, 2011

    At Carbonite, we believe backing up your small business should be easy, automatic and affordable. If your current backup solution requires you to spend weekends manually backing up your data, or if you’re obligated to pay exorbitant monthly, yearly or per-computer fees to another online backup company, it’s time to make a change.

    Trade in your clunker of a backup solution for three free months of Carbonite Business in just three simple steps:

    • Trade-in: Submit one (1) of the following to us at tradein@carbonite.com-
      1. A photo of your current external hard drive with a sign on it saying “I upgraded to Carbonite Business!”
      2. A cancellation notice from your old online backup company
    • Subscribe: Once your photo or letter is approved, we’ll send you a promotion code. Subscribe to Carbonite Business using that code, and we’ll give you an additional three months free. Your photo may even be featured on the Carbonite Facebook Fan Page!

    It’s that easy! Switch to Carbonite Business today and have peace of mind knowing your crucial business data is safely backed up, at a price that won’t break the bank. For more information, please see the terms and conditions. But don’t wait – offer expires soon!


  • Free Webinars: Data Disaster Recovery for SMBs and Online Data Backup Best Practices with the Carbonite Business Team

    by Lynnette Nolan | Oct 19, 2011

    Join the Carbonite Business team next week for two free, live webinars designed to educate on cloud-based data protection for small to mid-sized businesses.

    Tuesday, October 25 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. EST
    Affordable Approaches to Cloud-based Backup for SMBs

    A great data protection strategy calls for the primary onsite copy to be well protected. You might have local backup copies for a fast restore, but chances are that you have data and files that would really benefit from the additional protection of offsite backup. This broadcast will discuss approaches to cloud-based backup for offsite protection for smaller offices with multiple computers and larger offices that also require server backup.

    Your Presenter: This webinar is hosted by the Drobo Broadcast Network and features special guest expert Pete Lamson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Small Business Division at Carbonite.

    Technical Requirements: Internet connection and speakers/headphones

    Update: Registration for this event is now closed.


    Wednesday, October 26 at 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
    What Every Business Should Be Doing, But Isn’t: Do-it-yourself Disaster Prep

    In August, Carbonite surveyed small business owners to determine their companies’ preparedness in case of a data disaster event. We found that more than 80 percent of small business owners render their data their organization’s most valuable asset, yet less than half have even considered protecting their data from a disaster.

    During this free, 60-minute webinar you will learn:

    • What misconceptions hold back many small businesses from having a disaster preparedness plan in place
    • What a disaster preparedness plan should include for small businesses
    • How to create a plan to help ensure your business can continue to operate should a disaster - natural, technical or otherwise - strike
    • Key steps small businesses can take immediately to get started with a plan

    Your Presenter: This webinar is hosted by Office Arrow and features guest expert Sara Callanen, Small Business Marketing Manager, Small Business Division at Carbonite.

    Technical Requirements: Internet connection and speakers/headphones

    Update: Registration for this event is now closed.