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Hurricane-Proof Your Computer Data with Online File Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on August 20, 2007

... Important Part of Hurricane Preparedness

(WebWire) 8/17/2007 -  As the hurricane season enters its most active phase, businesses and individuals in many areas of the country are thinking about data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery. And they should be. According to recent government statistics, more than 50% of companies that are victim to critical data loss never recover and end up going out of business.

Which is too bad, according to data protection expert Dr. Stephen Perkins. “Automated online file backup designed for smaller businesses and individuals is available at extremely reasonable prices,” says Dr. Perkins. “Offsite file backup, which was once a complex, costly proposition, is now an affordable, easy to manage service.”

How it works

File Backup is both software and a service. The software scans all the files on your computer (such as pictures, documents, spreadsheets, email, research papers, homework, drawings, and music) and allows you to select which important files you want to back up. File Backup then compresses and encrypts those files (encryption is for security) and automatically sends the data over the internet to secure, offsite data centers that are disaster-hardened, temperature controlled, highly secure and are built for business continuity.

According to Perkins, the backup copy of your data is safe from power surges, viruses, theft, sabotage, and a wide range of other potential problems.

Many businesses along the coast and are now focusing on hurricanes as the primary reason to seek the services of a remote backup service provider or to use an online file backup service.

The File Backup website which is located at allows anyone to download a free 15-day trial of the File Backup software. According to the company, the entry level plan is just 22 cents a day or $80 a year.

Perkins adds that the time is now, before the storms have made landfall, to take steps to protect data assets.

About the File Backup Service

The founders of File Backup have been offering remote backup as a core service for nearly ten years. File Backup is a robust, industry-proven data protection service that includes award-winning software and world-class data centers in one easy to use service. A no-risk free trial of the service is available at the company website:

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