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The best and most affordable online backup service for web designers

The best and most affordable online backup service for web designers

We recommend a service called Carbonite, it costs $55/year/computer, and it’s mac and pc friendly, and you can access your files from your iPhone or Blackberry, it also has an email feature where you can open a file from your phone with a secure app and email that file.

Why back up your files?

Because bad things happen to files and computers all the time. Hard drives crash. Laptops get lost or stolen. Viruses damage or destroy files. Kids (and even adults) delete files accidentally. If you have valuable files you can’t replace, the only real way to protect them is to back them up.

By the numbers

  • Up to 13% of hard drives fail every year (Carnegie Mellon University, 2007)
  • 50% of computer users have lost or accidentally deleted files from their primary computer (Chadwick Martin Bailey, 2010)
  • Approximately 2 million laptops are stolen every year, and only 2% are ever recovered. (FBI, 2008)

Why Carbonite?

Carbonite online backup saves time and money, provides extra protection for your files, and makes getting your files back fast and easy.

  • No media or expensive equipment to buy. And no shuffling through stacks of CDs or DVDs.
  • No need to remember to back up. Carbonite does it automatically and continually, in the background.
  • Secure transmission. Carbonite uses the same encryption technology used in online banking and e-commerce transactions.
  • Safe offsite storage. Your backed up files are stored in our highly secure data centers – protected from theft, fire, spills and other home and office disasters.
  • Fast, simple file recovery. If anything happens to any file, Carbonite finds it automatically in your backup and puts it back on your computer – right where it used to be – in a few simple steps.

Since 2006, Carbonite has backed up over 80 billion files. Today we back up more than 150 million files every day. Most importantly we’ve restored over 7.2 billion files that would have been lost forever.

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