October 29, 2012
The eastern seaboard of the United States is about to get hit with wind, rain, and possible power outages and flooding. We hope that if you’re in the path of Hurricane Sandy, you’ve evacuated safely and have reached higher ground. For those of us who aren’t in the immediate path of Hurricane Sandy, this is a sobering reminder that disaster can strike at any time.
Protecting your home is the most important task – boarding up windows and tying down furniture is key to prevent as much damage as possible. What isn’t so obvious, however, is how to protect important digital files that you keep on your home and business computers (and external drives).
Disaster preparedness doesn’t have to cost a lot. Take advantage of our free 14 day trial to back up 50GB of your data and restore it to any PC or Mac. There is no commitment to purchase and no credit card required for download.
Click here to download your free account:
Free 50GB of online backup
Restoring data is easy. If you need to download SOS Online Backup’s software again, it can be accessed on our downloads page. Click here to visit the downloads page.
The SOS Team
July 30, 2012
The newest version of SOS for Android adds a fantastic new feature: scheduled backup. Set your phone or tablet to automatically check for new items once per day and back them up to your private cloud. We also added an option to perform a backup each time the device is plugged into power.
Plus, there’s a new Favorites list! You can “star” any folder in your cloud to add it to Favorites for quick access.
If you have an Android device, you need SOS for Android on-board protecting your pictures, videos, music, apps, SD card and more.
The awesome download is here.
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May 11, 2012
SOS Online Backup 5.2 for Home is now available! This update to our award-winning software is available right now on our website.
What’s new in 5.2?
- Faster upload speeds (approximately 40% faster than version 5.0)
- Force uploads – don’t wait for your scheduled backup if you want to backup sooner.
- Faster smart scanner
- Faster “tree view” of files and folders to be backed up
If you’re ready to try the best value online backup solution, take the plunge and start backing up 50GB of data with SOS Online Backup 5.2.
SOS Online Backup 5.2 for Home includes these handy and robust features:
- Military-grade encryption
- Backup by file type
- Backup by file and folder
- Continuous Data Protection
- Free iPhone and Android apps
- …and much more!
Click here to start backing up with SOS Online Backup 5.2 for Home – today!
March 11, 2012
Many IT business owners are moving on from being break fix shops and beginning to sell online backup. Demand for online backup is going to boom in the next two years (download our handy 2012 market outlook for more information). Business owners ought to choose a solution that will get allow them to quickly implement cloud backup for their clients, rather than having to jump through hoops and pay thousands of dollars in start-up fees.
Starting to sell online backup with SOS is quick and easy. Even better, the solution online backup resellers receive is complete with software, a website template, marketing and sales materials. Just how easy is it to get started? From the time you sign up, it takes about three weeks to get going.
Step 1: Sign up and send us your logo and website template selection
Step 2: Send us a domain that you’d like to use
Step 3: Attend our live training webinars
Step 4: Receive your branded website and customize the content to your liking
Step 5: Start selling online backup!
IT department spending on cloud services going to jump from 1.3% of budgets to 3% of budgets by 2014. Don’t delay in adding online backup to your IT business offerings!
March 9, 2012
There is a lot of talk about initial backup speeds – and usually these conversations are in the context of “initial backups are slower than molasses”. This is because a system designed to do small back ups is being asked to do a very large backup – like a business might do. It’s also because many online backup software solutions don’t want to move backups to the cloud quickly. It’s more expensive than moving it at a “slow as molasses” pace.
You know the old phrase “slow and steady wins the race”? That definitely doesn’t apply to online backup.
SOS Online Backup is designed to do fast initial uploads. We understand that you’re putting your data in the safety of the cloud because you want it to be secure. Getting data up into the cloud faster allows it to be secured and protected much more quickly.
SOS Online Backup conducted an off site speed test against Mozy home software and Carbonite home software. The results were surprisingly stark. SOS Online Backup won the speed test. SOS Online Backup was able to do an initial upload 20.2 GB of data in just 23 hours and 29 minutes.
We certainly recommend factoring in initial upload speed into determining the general quality of the online backup software you purchase for your home or business. A slow initial upload will mean that there may be additional hurdles and limitations yet to be discovered.
Click here to review the technical specifications of this off site speed test.
Have you heard? SOS Online Backup just launched a 15GB secure online backup plan for Android backup and PC backup! Download it in the Android market today for just $3.95 (this price is good through March 12th).