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Mozy is MSPWorld MVP

Members of the Mozy team spent last week in Austin, Texas. In addition to the world class BBQ, bats, and Texas Longhorn football, Austin is also renowned for hosting the largest gathering of MSP’s (managed service providers) in North America. We had a great time meeting with the MSP community this past week, and had a great time at MSPWorld.

We were encouraged by the stories from Mozy resellers who stopped by the booth and shared experiences about how being a Mozy reseller have changed their business. We were also very honored to receive the MVP award as voted by the community (pictured below, complete with Mozy ‘Back the F:\ Up!’ t-shirts in the background).

MSPWorld MVP Award

Hearing great feedback from our resellers validates all the work we’ve done the past few years to build a cloud services channel program where our partners come first. Our awesome resellers have contributed to significant channel growth over the past year. Over 5,000 Mozy resellers are now protecting their customers’ data with trusted MozyPro Online Backup.

Get more information about the Mozy Reseller Program here: http://partners.mozy.com.

Mozy Celebrates National Small Business Week

Mozy Celebrates Small Business WeekAccording to a recent survey  we conducted, over 90% of entrepreneurs and small business owners feel cloud-based backup could help their business the world’s most trusted provider of data protection and availability for consumers and businesses. The survey revealed that a mere 15% of small companies actually use online backup to protect their business.

Approximately two-thirds of the businesses surveyed do have some form of backup, but most of these onsite methods, such as tape or DVDs, are antiquated and susceptible to failure in the event of an on-site disaster. Other studies have shown that companies that lose their data often go out of business. Many traditional backup methods cost up to 80% more than a cloud backup solution like Mozy.

This week, Mozy is celebrating National Small Business Week by reminding small businesses everywhere that there’s never a better time to back up online than now – to protect their business with an affordable online backup solution.

Small businesses are a major driving force behind the current U.S. economic recovery, and more small businesses are using cloud services to be more efficient, save money, and offer better service to their customers. Mozy is honoring small businesses in the U.S. by offering 10% off MozyPro® if they sign up for a one or two-year plan during National Small Business Week, May 20-26. (Use the promotion code mozySMB.)

“At Mozy, we celebrate small businesses every day,” said Russ Stockdale, General Manager of Mozy. “We hear story after story of businesses who were saved thanks to online backup, and feel fortunate to be helping many of them reduce the time and money spent on IT, allowing them to focus on their business operations and growth.”

With millions of users, including more than 80,000 businesses, Mozy celebrates a few of its valued business customers who have use MozyPro to help their company grow:

Bone-a-Fide Dog Ranch. Lauren Rick learned from experience that hard drive failures lead to data loss. Because of this, when she took over as owner of a dog care business she turned to MozyPro to protect her data. Watch Bone-a-Fide Dog Ranch’s story.

Pelindaba Lavender, a farm in the San Juan Islands, WA, had a fire in May 2009 that destroyed everything, including the company’s building, servers and business data. Luckily owner Stephen Robins was prepared with MozyPro and quickly rebuilt his business. Watch Pelindaba Lavender’s story.

PC911 is an eco-conscious computer business based in Las Vegas. They use retired ambulances that run on waste vegetable oil to visit customers to help “heal” their “sick” computers. Owner Chad Stone prescribes that all his business customers use Mozy. It’s one thing that is not negotiable with PC911’s service. Watch PC 911′s story.

Advance Insurance dealt with a burglary in its Las Vegas headquarters that could have ruined its business. A computer with valuable data was stolen. Thankfully, the company was using MozyPro to back up and so was able to easily restore the data and get back up and running. Watch Advance Insurance’s story.

National Small Business Week allows us to recognize the contributions small businesses are making every day – from the entrepreneurs who built the businesses, to the employees that make them go.

Mozy in the Running For Utah’s Most Admired Companies – People’s Choice

Mozy

Mozy is a participant in this year’s version of the Utah’s Most Admired Companies – People’s Choice contest, sponsored by Utah Business Magazine.

The contest is a people’s choice award, and the most admired companies will be selected by the total number of Facebook likes accumulated during the contest.

During the entire month of May, you can vote for Mozy and be entered to win one of 12 Roku LT boxes and a free year of MozyHome.

We need and appreciate your vote!

So what can I do?

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Vote, share your URL with your friends to gain more entries, and check back at the end of the month to see if you’ve won. Ready to get started? Vote for Mozy!

 

 

Mozy Celebrates World Backup Day 2012

Celebrate World Backup Day with Mozy

Mozy is excited to celebrate World Backup Day 2012. As you know, we’re passionate about backup, and we want to help people protect their important memories and business files. Mozy online backup is easy, secure, and affordable. This celebration is a good time to review your current backup situation to make sure everything is in order. Mozy makes this easy to do. Check out the following links for more information.

Why Mozy?

Mozy is the leader in data protection and access

For years we’ve serviced more than 3 million users and 70,000 businesses. With regular updates and improvements under our belt, we know how to protect your data in the best possible way.

70+ petabytes

When we say we have experience in data, we mean it! One petabyte = 1,024 terabytes. So Mozy manages over 71,680 terabytes. That’s a lot of data! With that comes experience and expertise. It’s no small task, but Mozy has perfected the art.

Not backing up yet? Check out our recent blog post series, “What to look for in a backup vendor?

Are you backing up, but not using an online backup provider? It’s never to late to get started. Check out our blog post, “The Top 5 Signs it’s Time to Move to the Cloud” for a fun look at how it’s easy to move to the cloud.

Contests:

It wouldn’t be a celebration without a few contests! To commemorate World Backup Day 2012, Mozy is giving away 3 Zaggsparq device chargers – the best way to power and charge your devices. So, how can you get your hands on one of these goodies? There are two ways to enter:

Retweet on Twitter:

Click here to RT the following tweet and enter to win. (We’ll only count 1 of your tweets per day)

“I’m entering the @Mozy contest to win awesome prizes. You should RT to enter too! Back up with Mozy: http://ow.ly/9XxL8 #worldbackupday”

FB quiz:

Click here to take our Facebook World Backup Day quiz. Ace the quiz and you’ll be entered in the drawing for the prizes. You can only complete the quiz once, so make sure to study first!

Mozy Is Now On Google+!

We’re very excited to be on Google+ – we’re looking forward to utilizing all of the cool features from video hangouts to the advanced interactivity.

To get things started on Google+, we want to start with a bang! We’re raffling off some prizes and we want to give them to you! Be one of the first 150 people to follow or add our Mozy Online Backup page (https://plus.google.com/110700157209024182490/110700157209024182490) and enter to win one of the following:

2 – $50 Gift Cards
3 – 1 year MozyHome Subscriptions
10 – Mozy T-Shirts (Mozy Saved My Bacon or Back the F:\ Up)

What do you need to do to win? Make sure you’re following our page – that’s it!

Connect with Mozy on all our social networks:

Are you looking for the latest Mozy news, updates and information on your social network of choice? We don’t play favorites – find all of the information you’re looking for no matter which network you’re on.

Twitter:

@mozy – Follow for general updates, news, contests, and commentary on the biggest tech news
@mozypro – Follow for news specific to MozyPro and our business users
@mozysupport – Make sure to ping @mozysupport if you’re running into any issues – we’ll get things right in a jiffy!

Facebook:

Mozy Online Backup - Contests, news, blog posts and more –  get easy updates from Mozy on Facebook.
MozyPro Online Backup - See above (with a business twist).

Youtube:

GetMozy - Find all sorts of video tutorials, Mozy videos, and video contests here.

LinkedIn:

Mozy’s Company Page - On LinkedIn? Follow the Mozy Company Page for major updates, job information, and product specific information geared towards a business audience.

Spiceworks:

Mozy’s Company Page - Do you use or manage MozyPro at work? Are you an IT professional looking for industry-leading offsite backup? Be sure to connect with Mozy in the premier online IT community.

Google+:

Mozy Online Backup on Google+ We’re new here, but excited at the potential – add us to a circle to stay in touch. Look for potential video hangouts and more in the future!

Mozy is Heading to VMworld 2011!

Mozy will be in attendance at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas next week, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. We’re looking forward to catching up with our friends and spreading the good news about Mozy!

Now that we’re closely aligned with VMware, we’ve put our minds together and are working on some projects we’re very excited about. Make sure to stop by our booth (#233) to find out more about Active Directory integration for MozyPro powered by VMware Horizon, how Mozy and Shavlik are now working together on a project that simplifies IT management for SMBs, and Mozy Stash (our file syncing and sharing service). Find out more info about Stash or sign up for the private beta here.

These highlights are just a few of the things we’ll be talking about at VMworld this year. As always, we’ll have plenty of Mozy swag to give away!

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Mozy is now compatible with Mac OS X Lion

Mozy proudly announces Mozy Mac Client version 2.3.1, fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and generally available Monday July 25th.

Now you can combine the advantages of the new Mac OS features like AirDrop, Versions, FileVault 2, and Time Machine with the peace-of-mind that comes with Mozy backup, including:

  • Access to your files anywhere at any time through Mozy web, mobile, and tablet apps
  • Confidence that your files are safe even if your local Time Machine drive fails
  • Premium security, optionally coupled with FileVault encryption

Download the newest Mozy Mac Client.

MozyPro Goes Mobile

Mozy app for mobiles
We are excited to announce that the Mozy iPhone app is now available for MozyPro customers on either the iOS or Android mobile platforms.

As with the previous Mozy mobile app releases for MozyHome customers, MozyPro users can now access their Mozy backed up files from their mobile device. Additionally, they can download the file and use it with other iOS or Android apps that support that file type.

For MozyPro administrators, we understand you need to have control over access. That’s why in this new release, MozyPro admins can enable or disable the app for their organization through the MozyPro Admin Console.

Note If you or your organization encrypts data using a personal key, Mozy is working to add mobile file decryption to an upcoming release.

Get it now

You can find the updated Mozy iPhone app in the iTunes App Store (either from iTunes or your iOS device), and you can either send the Mozy Android app from the Android Market, or access and download the app from the market on your Android device.

Mozy Android QR code

Learn more about our Mozy mobile offerings.

June Is Computer Backup Awareness Month

Backup Awareness Month: Once a Year Isn’t Enough

June is Computer Backup Awareness Month. At Mozy, we are encouraged that there is a “holiday” about something we obviously consider to be very important. However, backing up files one month a year is a little bit like brushing your teeth just one month a year. In order for it to be effective, it must be done every day, all year round.

If that sounds daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what we believe at Mozy:

  1. Backup should be painless. No one wants to spend their whole weekend backing up files. The truth is, if backup takes too long, it won’t get done. You should only need to set up backup once, and then it should work automatically.
  2. Your files should be secure at all times. Your files should be absolutely secure at all points in the backup process with military-grade security encryption. Your backup program should encrypt your files before they leave your network, and then store them in a secure, remote location that’s only accessible to you.
  3. Your backups should be smart. Your backup system should be smart enough to back up the files you want, and to only back up new data and parts of a file that have changed. It should even be able to back up open and locked files.
  4. You should be able to access your files anytime, anywhere. Getting your data back should never be a battle. Whether it’s from your home computer, from work, or traveling to another location, you should be able to access your data from anywhere ‑ easily and securely. After all, it is your data.
  5. Backup should be constant: You can set the terms for how and when backup should be done, but it must be done regularly and continuously.

A lot happens in a year. Pictures, taxes, your business’ financial statements and reports: all significant documents that must be preserved. One month of being aware isn’t enough. Make sure your backup is working for you every day of the year.

The Mozy Android app

Mozy Android app

The Mozy Android app is now available!

You can find the app in the Android market (either send the app to your device online or access and download the app from the market on your Android device).

Mozy Android QR code

Like the Mozy iOS app, MozyHome users can access their Mozy backed up files from their mobile device. Additionally they can download the file and use it with other Android apps that support the file type.

Three restrictions do apply:

  • Only users in the U.S. and Canada can access the Mozy app in the Android market. (A global update is planned to release soon.)
  • The Mozy app only works with MozyHome accounts at this time. (An update for MozyPro customers is already under development.)
  • If you have opted to encrypt your backups with your own private key, this Android app version cannot decrypt your files.

Learn more about our Mozy mobile offerings.