This Week in Cloud Backups: February 1, 2013


Lots going on in the Cloud Backup space this week, especially with MacWorld Expo starting up

Carbonite Currents (beta) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

Carbonite Currents (beta) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

If you’re looking for the simplest file syncing service to set up and use, Carbonite Currents is for you—just don’t expect a single bell or whistle.

Data Health Check 2012 Infographic | Asigra

Data Health Check 2012 Infographic | Asigra

Online backup comprised of 23% of backups in 2008, vs. 39% in 2012.

5by5 | The B&B Podcast #90: The Core Power Tools

5by5 | The B&B Podcast #90: The Core Power Tools

Podcast w/ Dropbox & Backblaze mentions
via: 5by5.tv

SpiderOak Promo Code: 28% Off for Data Privacy Day #DPD13

SpiderOak Promo Code: 28% Off for Data Privacy Day #DPD13

Data Privacy Day was this Monday, and SpiderOak offered 28% off for the day.

50 Things We Don't Do Anymore Due to Technology | The Mozy Blog

50 Things We Don’t Do Anymore Due to Technology | The Mozy Blog

I don’t agree with all of these… I still send handwritten thank you’s, and hang laundry out to dry. But other things my kids will never experience

SpiderOak's Analysis and Recommendations for the Crypto in Kim Dotcom's Mega, Part One

SpiderOak’s Analysis and Recommendations for the Crypto in Kim Dotcom’s Mega, Part One

Beyond our caveats above, Mega’s first “hair on fire” problem is the implementation of their Key Derivation Function. This function’s job is to take a (probably weak) passphrase and 1) turn it into a usable symmetric key that can encrypt secrets and 2) do so in a way that is not easily brute forced. The first part it does well; the second part it hardly does at all.

Carbonite app enables remote activation of Android cell phone cameras | ITworld

Carbonite app enables remote activation of Android cell phone cameras | ITworld

Old news, but I had to check to see if this was released on April Fool’s Day. Sadly, it’s real. Nothing could go wrong here…

ASA Adjudication on Carbonite Inc - Advertising Standards Authority

ASA Adjudication on Carbonite Inc – Advertising Standards Authority

Someone doesn’t like Carbonite saying they offer “Unlimited Online Backup”

ElephantDrive @ Amazon.com

ElephantDrive @ Amazon.com

You can now buy ElephantDrive on Amazon. Interesting move
Price: $99.95

IDriveSync: Out of Box, Single Link Sharing, & Timeline

IDriveSync: Out of Box, Single Link Sharing, & Timeline

IDriveSync announced some new features today: Out of Box Sync, Single Link Sharing, and Timeline View.

Backblaze iPhone App | Cloud Backup Reviews

Backblaze iPhone App | Cloud Backup Reviews

The Backblaze iPhone app will be coming in a few weeks, available for preview at MacWorldExpo‘s Appalooza.

The new HIPAA rules and what it means to service providers | Asigra

The new HIPAA rules and what it means to service providers | Asigra

The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced sweeping changes to the HIPAA and HITECH Act. Here are some of the main changes and how it affects backup service providers.

Announcing All-New Business Plans & Pricing – Now with Unlimited Storage!

Announcing All-New Business Plans & Pricing – Now with Unlimited Storage!

SugarSync for Business plans and pricing, featuring unlimited storage and unlimited users/seats!

Meet the all new IDrive « Blog on IDrive Online Backup and Cloud storage related topics

Meet the all new IDrive « Blog on IDrive Online Backup and Cloud storage related topics

Redesigned IDrive has a fresh and modern look, with key features highlighted to make it easier than ever to protect, access, and share your data

Document previews and easier sharing

Document previews and easier sharing

Have you ever been away from your computer and needed to check out a specific doc in your Dropbox? Instead of having to wait and download the whole thing, you’ll soon be able to grab a preview straight from your browser. This’ll work for your docs, code snippets, and presentations.

Sub Zero Blog

Sub Zero Blog

New blog from Acronis on “data availability, storage optimization, BYOD and other emerging IT trends”

Sync & Swim Sweepstakes

Sync & Swim Sweepstakes

Currents is giving you the chance to sync & swim for 5 days and 4 nights in Jamaica. “Like” Carbonite, and enter to win an all-inclusive trip for two to sunny Jamaica and a $1,000 Visa Gift Card

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