A buyer’s guide for online backups & security products
Protecting and securing your digital life
In the early days of the Internet and the infancy of the PC & Mac, our lives were not as digitally fragile as are today. Photos and music were generally kept on CD-ROM’s and documents were many times stored on floppy disk. Computer hard drive failures & viruses were an inconvenience, but rarely as disastrous as they are today.
With the advances in storage we’ve experienced, you can now purchase an affordable external hard drive and have a solid backup in case of hardware failure. But what happens in the case of theft, fire, flood or another disaster that takes out your backup drive with it? Think of the photos you’ll never get back. The music you’ve spent money on. It’s not a fun thought.
Making the case for online backup
As our world becomes more digital, we are putting more and more and business content into our computers. This includes photos, videos, documents and even emails. Especially in a business environment, if you don’t have a good backup and security strategy, you’re putting yourself at a very extreme risk.
Sure, there are disaster recovery specialists out there – but they come in after the fact, charge a lot (and we mean A LOT) of money and don’t guarantee a thing. Choosing to go with an online backup service is an inexpensive and secure way to make sure you are protected from any kind of situation that could happen with your local PC.
Online Backup Services – A Comparison
|Feature||Mozy Online Backup
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|My PC Backup
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|Free Trial||2 GB (No Time Limit)||14 days|
|Computers per subscription||1||Sync Multiple Computers|
|Storage Space||50 GB||Unlimited|
|Supported operating systems||Windows (XP, Vista, 7)
Mac OS X (10.4+)
|Windows (XP, Vista, 7)|
|Remote Access||No Info||Yes|
|Phone, chat and email support||Yes||Yes|
|Discount/Coupons Available||Yes, see Mozy Promo Codes.||Yes, see My PC Backup Coupon|
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