You know protecting your data is critical, so you take care to create backups. Thumb drives. Burning CDs. External hard drives.
These are all good things – but do you have an offsite backup strategy to compliment them? Offsite backup gives you that extra bit of peace of mind that even if a Katrina-type disaster occurred, or a burglar stole all your computer gear1, you’d still be able to get at your data.
A few weeks ago, I blogged about Athena Backup, a small company from Canada started by a couple of engineers I knew from my days at Nortel in Ottawa. Well, I got their software installed and backing up both my PC and my Mac, and I must say, it works like a dream.
Screenshot of Athena Backup. Navigation through your backed-up files uses a familiar File Explorer metaphor in a crisp, uncluttered design.
Karen Gauthier, the firm’s marketing director, made this pitch for the service:
Athena Backup is the smart choice for backing up your irreplaceable files. Protect all of your files even if they reside on different computers and different platforms for just $7.95 per month. Sophisticated, secure and reliable backup technology ensures that all your digital media including photos, videos, music and sensitive personal documents will be protected and secure. Sign up today and enjoy 60 days of free protection for all of the computers in your home.
A risk free 60 day trial is really a no-brainer. Give it a shot and see how it works for you.
1. This actually happened to me. What a nightmare!