MozyPro Growth Doubles in the Legal Industry

Mozy announced that the number of legal organizations backing up their digital data with MozyPro has more than doubled from the previous year. Cost savings, security benefits, and the explosion of electronically-stored information have lead thousands of legal professionals to turn to Mozy for their backup solution.

Like most companies facing economic challenges, law firms are looking for ways to cut costs and improve efficiencies. For instance, long time member and contributor to the American Bar Association, Joseph Booth, knew he had to be smart about his investments when he opened his own practice. By choosing MozyPro, he realized a 92 percent savings over other backup solutions and was still able to easily and securely protect his most important business data.

Mozy also helps law firms address the need to protect large amounts of case files and client information, as Tina Peot of PHMPP Law attests. “I have endless amounts of data to manage, so it is essential I have a simple backup solution,” she said. “Mozy doesn’t take up more of my time, but instead makes my job easier.”

Mozy Wins Webware 100 Award

Yesterday CNET named Mozy the 2009 CNET Webware 100 winner in the Infrastructure & Storage category. The Webware 100 Award honors the people’s choice in the best sites and services available today.

AT&T to Deliver Cloud-Based “Storage as a Service” Offer to Enterprise Customers

AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service Gives Customers Control over Data Storage to Customize a “Data Depot” in the AT&T Network Cloud

Dallas, Texas, May 18, 2009

AT&T* today announced AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, a storage-on-demand offer that provides enterprise customers with control over the storage, distribution and retrieval of their data from any location, anytime, using any Web-enabled device.

AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service provides a business-class storage service that lets customers use the AT&T network cloud to store, distribute and retrieve data as needed to meet their business or legal requirements. Customers will be able to specify their storage criteria – called user policies – through a Web-based customer portal. The service automatically scales storage capacity up or down as needed, and users pay only for the amount they use.

AT&T has selected EMC Corporation, a world leader in information infrastructure solutions, as the technology provider for the underlying AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service platform. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop and market the service.

AT&T is introducing the service to customers on a controlled basis this month, with plans to make the service generally available in the third quarter. The service is deployed in AT&T Internet data centers (IDCs) in the U.S. and will be accessible by customers connecting to the Web anywhere. In time, AT&T plans to add the service to select global IDCs to meet customer demand internationally.

“The demand for data storage continues to grow at a staggering rate, driven by companies’ need for 24×7 access to business critical data,” said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president of strategy and application services, AT&T Business Solutions. “AT&T Synaptic Storage helps enterprises get a handle on these increasingly complex storage environments, while controlling costs and improving service levels.”

Across the industry, businesses are struggling to find cost-effective approaches to manage large amounts of data generated by today’s high bandwidth applications such as Web content, streaming media, distributed file sharing and medical imaging. In many cases, businesses invest in costly equipment for more data storage capacity, or they may adopt cumbersome and redundant data retrieval procedures.

AT&T’s on-demand, network-based approach provides much needed assistance by eliminating the need for up-front capital investments for storage capacity while offering flexibility to meet changing business needs. AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service is especially helpful for businesses with fluctuating data storage requirements. The service also is a great fit for extended retention of data no longer needed for transactions, which often can be provided at a fraction of the cost of managing data over a dedicated storage area network. The data can be retrieved at any time, to any customer location, including a third-party data center, using a variety of devices such as laptops, smart phones or other Web-enabled handheld devices.

Using EMC® Atmos™ technology, a policy-based information management platform, the AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service gives users the flexibility to store, distribute and retrieve data through the Internet or directly from the AT&T network cloud via a virtual private network or other transport service, enabling customers to create a “virtual private storage cloud” protected by AT&T’s industry’s leading network-based security services.

“EMC is vigilant about delivering customers more choice, better control and increased efficiency in large-scale cloud storage environments,” said Mike Feinberg, senior vice president, EMC Cloud Infrastructure Group. “The global scalability, policy-based service level management, and broad feature set of EMC Atmos combined with the AT&T network cloud delivers an industry-leading cloud based storage service for customers. We’re pleased to be working with AT&T to deliver customers a solution that delivers the choice, control flexibility –and cost efficiencies—of cloud.”

“Cloud storage holds out the promise of enabling a new generation of storage services with flexible, on-demand capabilities that address both runaway costs and a diverse combination of changing business priorities and regulatory requirements,” said Adam Couture, principal research analyst with Gartner. “The initial attraction has been staggering cost differential between traditional storage offerings and cloud storage. But as cloud storage matures providers will differentiate themselves in areas like security, data portability, ease of access and integration and quality of service.”

For more information on AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service please go to www.att.com/synaptic.

Decho Doubles Number of Mozy Healthcare Customers

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Cost Savings, Compliance and Protection of Patient Information Drives Healthcare Organizations to Adopt Mozy

SEATTLE, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Decho Corporation, an EMC Company (NYSE: EMC), today announced the number of healthcare organizations using its industry-leading MozyPro(R) online backup solution to protect patient information has more than doubled in the past year. Mozy(TM) is the most trusted online backup solution for consumers and businesses.

Digitization of health records has become a top priority for healthcare organizations, driven by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act that made electronic health care records (EHRs) a federal government priority. As a result, online capabilities can be leveraged to back up Protected Health Information (PHI) at ambulatory care and physician care practices to leverage upcoming reimbursement funding coming as part of stimulus initiatives. Thousands of healthcare organizations — including nationwide ambulatory surgery centers, medical, and dental offices — use MozyPro to securely back up digitized files over the internet to an offsite location, helping to drastically reduce the cost of backing up patient data.

Physicians Endoscopy, a nationally recognized healthcare development and management company that operates 17 freestanding ambulatory surgery centers across the U.S., realized a 90 percent savings in backup costs and greater confidence that their records and important documents are secure and available in the event of a disaster. “My team manages IT operations for remote facilities that house important patient and business documents,” said Gene Goroschko, vice president of information systems at Physicians Endoscopy. “The reasonable price and ease of use of MozyPro has not only helped us cut our backup times in half, we’ve actually been able to extend our emergency recovery plan to include other aspects of our business that will help keep us going in the event of a hardware failure.”

Dr. Wayne T. Faber of Tenafly Dental Associates in Tenafly, New Jersey realized a 97 percent backup cost savings for his paper-free office after switching to MozyPro. “This is a major initiative that will make patient records safer and enable them to be transferred more easily,” Dr. Faber said. “MozyPro makes it easier for us to ensure that our medical records are accurate, accessible and indestructible.”

MozyPro is a simple, automatic and secure solution for healthcare organizations to back up patient X-rays, account information and other health records, ensuring the protection of vital information in the event of theft, disaster or hardware failure. MozyPro is an especially cost-effective solution for healthcare providers within the small to medium size business market looking to ensure compliance and protection of patient data. In addition, online backup helps organizations enable compliance with HIPAA requirements for encrypted copies of files kept in a secure off-site location. Mozy’s military-grade encryption and world-class data centers help Mozy customers have confidence that their PHI is safe and secure.

“Healthcare organizations are accumulating unprecedented amounts of digital information that require a new approach to the management and protection of information,” said Dave Robinson, vice president of Mozy marketing at Decho Corp. “Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are searching for secure yet affordable ways to back up patient information. Our rapid growth in this sector reflects our unique ability to reduce backup costs while securely protecting vital patient information against catastrophic data loss.”

Further information about how Mozy protects the valuable digital files of healthcare providers while reducing backup costs can be found at www.mozy.com/healthcare. Mozy, the most trusted online backup solution for consumers and businesses, serves more than 30,000 business customers and more than 1 million users. Mozy customers back up more than 15 petabytes of data to Decho’s professionally managed world-class data centers.

About Decho
Decho is dedicated to helping people protect, manage and enrich their “digital echo” — the valuable and ever-growing body of personal, digital information that reverberates through their lives. Mozy, the company’s flagship offering, is the leading online backup service for both consumers and businesses, and Decho is actively developing other services. Decho is headquartered in Seattle and is an EMC company. For more information, please go to www.decho.com.

SugarSync Now Free, Easier Than Ever

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwire – May 7, 2009)- Sharpcast Inc. today announced a free version of its widely popular digital life management service, SugarSync. Starting today users can sign up for a free 2GB account to back up, access and share files, documents and music across all of their laptops, desktops and mobile devices. The company also announced several important enhancements to SugarSync’s design and already drop-dead simple, easy-to-use interface, including a simplified set-up experience, integration with Windows Explorer and highly flexible file syncing capabilities.

The new free SugarSync accounts offer complete access to SugarSync’s industry-leading mobile coverage, which includes free applications for BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile platforms, as well as innovative multimedia options, such as the ability to stream your home music collection limitlessly on any browser or iPhone and to directly upload and sync photos directly from your mobile phone.

“Digital stuff surrounds us in both our business and personal lives,” said Laura Yecies, chief executive officer at Sharpcast. “As we continue to add to our personal digital inventory and expand our pool of devices, we need simple, effective ways to keep documents, music and photos backed up and available no matter where we are. SugarSync is designed to increase the accessibility of important digital information and media in order to make our lives easier, and our new free version makes it accessible for everyone.”

SugarSync’s flexible syncing solution provides always-connected consumers and busy professionals a powerful way to organize, manage, share and access all their files on-the-go, instantly and securely from any Mac, PC or mobile device. SugarSync can sync files in any folder to seamlessly map the way people organize their folders and manage their digital lives. SugarSync provides the broadest mobile device coverage for file synchronization, supporting BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile platforms. SugarSync’s collaboration tools also allow users to share any folder or file with limited or unlimited access to anyone they choose.