Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Carbonite - or backing up your e-business

Have just found out about Carbonite, a company providing unlimited online back up protection for a mere $49.95 a year. All you have to do is sign up, download the software, install it, run through the set up choosing what you want it to back up, set it, and that's it. They even offer a 14 day Free Trial.

Carbonite basically installs a small application on your computer that works quietly in the background looking for new and changed files that need to be backed up. When your computer is idle, Carbonite automatically backs up your new and changed files. You don't have to do anything! When you're using your computer, Carbonite goes to sleep so it will never slow you down or interfere with your Internet connection.All your files are encrypted twice before leaving your PC and they remain encrypted at Carbonite secure data centers, so only you can see your files.

So, if you accidentally delete or lose a files it takes just a few clicks on your desktop to get them back. If your computer is damaged, stolen or dies and you lose all your files, a visit to Carbonite’s website from a new computer and they can be retrieved in no time.

For those stay-at-homes who copy to DVD this is not a service they need but for those of you who work from many locations it can be a godsend. I am currently in the UK, had to have my laptop cleaned and reinstalled but a lot of my back-up was in Canada....

I am heading over to Carbonite right now !!

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