online backup

  • Done with the cloud? Alternatives for online backups

    Posted November 14, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    The need to back up your data is indisputable, but how you do it is a matter of choice. Cloud backup services are the most hassle-free option, but they can be costly, and they require a stable, high-speed broadband connection that isn't available for everyone. And NSA surveillance has certainly made it difficult to trust sensitive data to a third-party provider.
  • Good news, Limbaugh fans! Loyal sponsor's shares way up -- oh, wait, make that former sponsor

    Posted March 22, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Shares of Carbonite fell sharply after the online backup company pulled its sponsorship from Rush Limbaugh's radio show. But the stock has recovered.
  • Review

    Online backup services keep your data safe

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    It's a fact of modern life that archiving data is essential to prevent a data disaster. Still, something like one-third of computers are never backed up, according to 2,257 respondents in a recent Backblaze poll carried out by Harris Interactive. The survey came to the dismal conclusion that a scant 7% of users practice safe computing by archiving their systems on a daily (or nightly) basis.
  • VMware's incestuous acquisition of Mozy from EMC doesn't overcome 'Huh?' factor

    Posted April 6, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    VMware wants Mozy's data-center skills, which is what VMware is supposed to do best. So where's the benefit?
  • Mozy redefines 'Unlimited'

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    Unlimited free or very low-cost online storage was one of those things you knew had to go away at some point, like when thought it was more convenient and cheaper to ask customers to pay to have a 50lb.
  • Windows 8 may get cloud backup, deep integrations with online services

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    Microsoft seems to be planning robust integrations between its online services and Windows 8, possibly including an online backup service.
  • Review

    Review: Norton Online Backup

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    Norton Online Backup ($50, 30-day free trial) is unique in the online backup universe in that you use it and configure it online. There is a local client to interface with your system, but basically the only thing you may do with it is invoke the online interface. This is a bit of a departure from the average service that uses local client software to select files and schedule backups.
  • Carbonite pushes data restore upgrades, ease of use in v4.0

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Online backup provider Carbonite today released version 4.0 of its software, an update it said increases the ease and granularity with which users can search for and restore their data.
  • What to look for in online backups

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:15 am

    Selecting an online backup provider depends on your hardware, data and requirements profiles. Here's what you need to look for, questions to ask, and decisions you have to make.
  • Carbonite aims at small businesses with backup service

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Consumer online backup company Carbonite has released a version of its service that's targeted at small businesses and provides backups without a per-computer fee.
  • A better way to do online offsite backups

    Posted August 27, 2009 - 11:38 am

    Both 3X Systems and Global Data Vault allow you to purchase a backup server that you can temporarily locate to your own office network, and then move to a secured offsite location. This way you get started a lot quicker on the initial backup process, but still have the benefit of an offsite solution.
  • How To Choose an Online Backup Provider

    Posted March 20, 2009 - 11:44 am

    Online backup makes a lot of sense: It gives you off-site peace of mind and the security that comes from knowing that someone else is keeping your data safe and sound. The trouble is that, while there are dozens of individual service providers, there are just a few designed for enterprises and small businesses.
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