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SOS Online Backup, Wiley Publishing & 4D Global Partner on Backup Launch

Cliff Boodoosingh on August 25, 2009
SOS Online Backup Partners with Wiley Publishing and 4D Global Partners to Launch Online Backup for Dummies
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- SOS Online Backup, a global leader in online backup technology, today announced that it has partnered with Wiley Publishing and 4D Global Partners to introduce Online Backup for Dummies, a new SaaS backup solution and book designed to make online backup easy and comprehensible for everyone. Findings show that less than 10% of consumers backup their data daily. SOS Online Backup is offering this simple all-in-one solution that combines local storage (with USB flash drive), along with the security and safety of backup in the familiar and user friendly tradition of the Dummies brand. Online Backup for Dummies is now available at:

As a service, Online Backup for Dummies uses a small desktop application that works behind the scenes on users' computers. This new service is powered by the SOS engine with features such as unlimited versioning & archiving, continuous data protection, flexible scheduling, a three-tier encryption system, as well as local backup and a restore option. SOS is PC Magazine Editors' Choice and described as "Both simple to use and powerful." Review can be read here: (,2817,2286309,00.asp)

The Backup for Dummies book is written for a wide range of readers, from the beginner who has never used an online backup and storage solution to the seasoned professional who is looking for the latest in online storage strategies and backup solutions. The book covers a wide range of valuable topics including:

    --  Concepts of data management and backing up files and data
    --  Different types of backup media and its appropriate uses

-- Merits of different backup software systems

"We are thrilled to partner with 4D Global Partners to introduce an easy-to-use method for protecting customers' data," said Herb Kraft, VP of Business Development for SOS Online Backup. "We are dedicated to protecting the investment people make in their data, quickly, easily and inexpensively. We are confident that Online Backup for Dummies will give users the tools to backup their data safely and securely."

"Online Backup for Dummies includes the well-known For Dummies style documentation, including step-by-step instructions to simplify the process of backing-up and restoring digital files and data," said Mark Harter, Chief Executive Officer of 4DGP. "With this product, For Dummies continues its tradition of 'making everything easier.' "


Established in 2001, SOS Online Backup is a pioneer of cloud storage technology. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, SOS Online Backup delivers simple, powerful and inexpensive online data backup for more than one million consumers, small businesses and enterprises worldwide. SOS Online Backup provides continuous protection and security for customers' valuable data investments, with set apart features that include multiple redundancy and off-continental storage. SOS Online Backup has been the recipient of the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award since 2006. For more information on SOS, visit


With near universal name recognition, more than 200 million books in print, and more than 1,300 topics, For Dummies is the world's bestselling reference series. With loyal customers around the globe, For Dummies enriches people's lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Described by the New York Times as "more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times," For Dummies spans every section of the bookstore, covering everything from health to history, music to math, self-help to Spanish language, technology to travel, and more. The For Dummies brand has expanded into new products and categories with language audio sets; and an extensive licensed product line, including art sets, craft kits, GPS navigation, fitness and hobby DVDs and more. For more information, visit For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.


4D Global Partners, LLC (4DGP) is a product development, sales and marketing firm focused on consumer electronics and small to medium business technology products and services. The company develops and markets products via internationally recognized and trusted brands. The company is headquartered in Mill Valley, California. For additional information on 4D Global Partners, please visit


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