123Together.com Expands Its Suite of Hosted Business Services with the Addition of Desktop Data Backup
Web-Based Automatic Desktop Backup And On-Demand File Recovery Ensures Data Protection And Provides Peace of Mind to Small Businesses at a Cost Effective Price.
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts – February 10, 2010 – 123Together.com – a mindSHIFT Technologies company and the leading provider of hosted email and collaboration services – today announced the immediate availability of its Desktop Data Backup service to its small business customers. This online data backup service, powered by Iron Mountain, successfully removes the constant threat of data loss from PC or Mac desktops and laptops by automatically backing up users’ files as they go about their normal business day.
“For many small business owners, their livelihood is on their computer and data management and protection are a constant concern,” said William Flynn, Senior Executive Officer for 123Together.com. “Online data backup and recovery is a great complement to our suite of online communication, file protection, storage and data management solutions. We can now provide our customers with a comprehensive small business insurance policy, protecting their most valuable business assets.”
Faulkner Information Services, a leading market research firm, has found that 50% of businesses that lose their information due to disasters go out of business within 24 months, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor has reported that 93% are out of business within five years. 123Together.com’s Desktop Backup service effectively removes the threat of data loss from lost or stolen laptops, computer viruses, data corruption or human error.
This web-based hosted service provides users with automated protection of their entire desktop or select files at a time that can be pre-selected by them or done on-demand – ensuring that data is backed-up at a time that is most convenient. This “set it and forget it” capability enables users to carry on with their daily activities while the Desktop Backup service runs in the background. On-demand data restoration can be done quickly by the user from any computer with an internet connection. 123Together.com provides all users with live 24×7 technical support. The ability for users to restore their own data on-demand and contact 123Together.com with any questions at any time, dramatically reduces the workload of a company’s IT staff, enabling them to focus on their primary responsibilities.
123Together.com customers are able to leverage the expertise of the larger mindSHIFT Technologies organization which currently provides online data backup and restoration services to its small and mid-size customers. mindSHIFT backed-up 372 terabytes of customer data in 2009 and restored more than 11,000,000 files which totaled 360 gigabytes of data. mindSHIFT’s advanced systems and processes, along with its highly secure, off-site Equinix data center, ensure the highest level of physical and data security. All files are encrypted at the users’ computer before data transfer begins using 128-bit encryption and remain encrypted during transfer to this International Business Exchange (IBX®) data center. Data remains encrypted while in storage and the network is monitored around the clock.
123Together.com offers hosted Desktop Backup and all of its online business services for a small monthly fee. No new hardware or software is required and there are no upfront expenses or contracts to sign.
Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, 123Together.com, a mindSHIFT company, is the leading provider of hosted email and collaboration services to small and mid-size companies who want to increase productivity and decrease cost. The Company’s suite of hosted services includes Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, archiving, and spam filtering. Users of popular smartphones including BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm Pixi, and Google Nexus One stay connected with its hosted Exchange mobility service. All customers receive live, 24×7 U.S.-based technical support and up to a 100% uptime guarantee. Additional information can be found at www.123Together.com.