Carbonite in the News - May 1st

by Lynnette Nolan | May 01, 2008

Carbonite has received some excellent news coverage over the past week. I'm not going to post all the links, but there are two articles that I wanted to share with those of you who are interested.

First off, today, on the front page of the Business section of the Boston Globe, was an article about Online Backup. In the article, "Backups are a Breeze Online", Hiawatha Bray discusses the benefits of Carbonite and Mozy. More importantly, he sings the praises of Carbonite:

Given their nearly identical features, either Mozy or Carbonite will get the job done.

But Mozy is beset with a relatively geeky user interface and a tendency to throw up unexpected and confusing on-screen messages. Company officials admitted that they need to make their software more user-friendly. On that score, Carbonite is just about flawless. Just install it, launch it, and forget about it.

Earlier in the week (Monday, April 28th), Fort Myers News-Press tech columnist Al Winchell wrote about Carbonite, saying:

Carbonite not the least of which is I can personally attest to the fact that when I was ready to download my XP data from Carbonite to my new Vista hard drive, it performs flawlessly. I simply moved the Carbonite utility to my new Vista hard drive, selected the data I wanted to download (had I wanted to, I could have downloaded all 85 gigabytes of data) from Carbonite's Backup Drive presentation on my computer's list of drives, right-clicked on the data and selected 'Restore To.' That's all there was to it.

We are always happy to see the Carbonite message getting out there, because so few people realize that online backup is an easy and secure solution to preventing data loss. I'll be sure to keep you posted with more coverage.

Until then,


Alison