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Mozy Mobile and the Mashable Awards

Have you found a use for your Mozy mobile app recently? From viewing backed up documents and spreadsheets on my iPhone, to syncing pictures between my phone and computer with the new Stash beta, the app is quickly becoming one of the most used on my phone.

All of the features packed in to this app make it a must-have for every Mozy customer. And the recent release of version 1.2 of the app for iOS devices even allows for the use of personal encryption keys, keeping the data on your phone that much more safe. (Don’t worry Android users – an Android version with the same capability is right around the corner!)

On top of all that, Mozy’s mobile app is in the running for two awards in the 5th Annual Mashable Awards.

The awards are partially determined by fan vote, and we need your vote! You can nominate Mozy for each award once a day between Oct. 11 and Nov. 18.

Click on the buttons below to vote – you’ll be sent to the Mashable site to finish the process.

Nominate Mozy for the “Best Branded Mobile App”:

Nominate Mozy for the “Most Useful Mobile App:”

Don’t yet have the Mozy app on your phone? Get started here: mozy.com/mobile.

About the Mashable Awards:

“The Mashable Awards is a community-nominated voting program that recognizes the companies, people and projects that made the biggest impact on the digital landscape this year. Millions of votes will be cast in 28 categories such as Best New Gadget, Most Social TV Show and Must-Follow Brand on Social Media.”

Recipe For A Great Mozy Employee

In order to make the perfect Mozy employee, there are a few key ingredients that are required. The finished recipe is perfect for an award-winning workplace ensemble, with satisfaction guaranteed:

1.     3 quarts of Execution – This brings out the favorable taste of design, development and delivery
2.     2 cups of Quality – This adds a perfect feel of professionalism, excellence, and customer focus.
3.     1/2 lb. Work Hard Play Hard Attitude – enough said.
4.     2 tablespoons of Innovation – This adds a necessary guilt-free sense of pride to the mix.
5.     A pinch of Awesomeness – Although it’s just a pinch, expect huge results.
6.     8 ounces of Teamwork – The heart of the recipe (adds a twist to the taste).
7.     A dash of Fearlessness – This plays a major role in the texture.
8.     4 teaspoons of Leadership – Gives the highly driven and respected look to the recipe.
9.     A sprinkle of Rock Band ability – The overall outcome will be very bland without this ingredient.

Mix together and chill.

If this sounds like you, come work with us! Mozy was featured as one of Utah’s Best Companies to Work For by Utah Business Magazine in both 2009 and 2010, and we offer competitive salaries and great benefits.

Mozy has immediate opportunities for:
·         Principle Software Engineer
·         Senior Software Engineer
·         Software Engineer
·         Senior Technical Analyst
·         Senior Software QA Engineer
·         QA Engineer
·         Systems Administration
·         Financial Analyst
·         Helpdesk Support Specialist

To learn more, go to http://mozy.com/careers

A Very Mozy Halloween

Here at Mozy we support scary, as long as it doesn’t involve data loss. So in honor of Halloween – the scariest of holidays – every year we have a company pumpkin-carving contest. This year’s entries were pretty awesome, so without further ado, here are this year’s scary Mozy pumpkins:

Getting To The Top

Vance at the summit with our Decho flag.On Wednesday, June 3rd at approximately 3pm I was standing on the highest point in North America—the summit of Mt. McKinley in Alaska. It was one of the most challenging and yet most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. As COO of Mozy, I was supported off the mountain by family, friends, and co-workers to whom I am immensely grateful. I was supported on the mountain by lead guide John Race and his two assistants . They helped keep me alive and healthy for the ascent, the summit, and the descent. I carried Mozy and Decho banners with me, along with one for my plane crash survivor sister-in-law and much better blogger, Stephanie Nielson . As I reflect on the experience, there are two things I want to share with the world and customers of Mozy and Decho in particular:

  1. The importance of focus
  2. Execution, execution, execution

One of the reasons I loved my Denali adventure was because it forced me to focus. Breathe, step carefully, watch the rope, wiggle my fingers and toes to keep them warm, breathe some more, step up again carefully, and so on. I wanted to stay alive and get to the summit. There were few other things to worry about that didn’t lie directly in the path of my ultimate objective. I love that kind of focus.

Even with all the focus in the world, if you can’t execute you’ll be stuck at base camp, or in Talkeetna, or worse…on your couch. Putting all the pieces together and “making it happen” in pursuit of the goal you’re focused on requires a lot of skill and even more dogged determination.

I am happy to work somewhere that has a sharp focus and the discipline to execute accordingly. We already make the world’s best online backup software, and that is just the beginning. Join me in the figurative “clouds” of the adventure that is Decho. We’re on our way to the summit!

-Vance Checketts, Mozy COO