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Article · Aug 24, 2015

Heading back to college? Here are four ways Carbonite can help

Heading back to college? Here are four ways Carbonite can help

Ah back to school, that magical time when young men and women leave home and head off to expand their horizons at colleges and universities. In Academia, students can expect to find brilliant professors, challenging classes, and lots and lots of papers to write. Wait, papers? Yes. Papers, projects, presentations, and other assignments that may or may not begin with the letter 'p'.

College can be the best time in your life. But anyone who has ever had a hard drive crash can tell you that losing your important documents, treasured memories, or class assignments can be devastating. That’s one of the reasons we recommend using Carbonite as a way to protect all of the things that are important to you while you’re at school. Here are four ways that Carbonite will help make your higher education experience a great one:

We’ve got your back with papers
Did you know Carbonite was actually founded because the daughter of our founder, David Friend, lost her term paper? It’s true. She forgot to run regular backups and lost one of her important papers. This led Dave Friend to ask “shouldn’t there be an automated way to protect a student’s important information?” That’s why Carbonite automatically scans and searches for new and changed files and backs them up quickly, securely and automatically. Any time Carbonite sees a new paper, presentation or other file on your computer it will mark it for backup, make a copy and send it to the cloud. That way, if you ever lose anything, you can just log into Carbonite and get it back.

You can back up from anywhere
You’re a college student and part of that means constantly being on the go. Whether you’re in your dorm room, the coffee shop, the student union, or in class, Carbonite can back up your files anytime that you’re connected to the Internet. You don’t have to remember to connect to an external hard drive or service to back up. As long as there’s an Internet connection, Carbonite can back up all your important data.

Grab your files on the go
Weekends home, road trips, visiting friends at other schools, you never know where your college adventures will take you. We here at Carbonite realize that you can’t guarantee you’ll always have your laptop when you need it. That’s why you can access your Carbonite backup securely from anywhere. Simply log into your Carbonite account, or use our mobile app to pull down whatever pictures, documents, or information you need. No matter where you are, when you have Carbonite, your data is only a few clicks away.

Back up pictures in a snap
College can be the best four years of your life, so you better take a lot of pictures. Carbonite can back up your important pictures (even the selfies) automatically. Any time you put a new photo into your computer, Carbonite can automatically grab it, back it up and give you a secured second copy so you’ll never lose it. You can even send it to your friends using our Sync & Share feature.

As you head back to school, we hope you’re in for an exciting year of learning and growth. And we hope you have fun doing it. You’re going to have a lot on your plate so we just wanted you to know: When you have Carbonite, you don’t need to worry about your data. Carbonite has your back, and your backup.

Learn more about Carbonite personal plans and start your free trial today.


Ryan Harnedy

IT Community Manager

Ryan Harnedy is the IT Community Manager for Carbonite. He blogs about technology, IT trends, and best practices for SMB IT pros.

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