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Carbonite Honored as 2010 New England Innovation Award Winner
May 19, 2010 (12:05 PM EDT)
Carbonite selected for pioneering online backup product development
NEEDHAM, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, was selected as a 2010 New England Innovation Award Winner by The Smaller Business Association of New England, Inc. (SBANE). Carbonite, one of eight winners, demonstrated significant growth and third-party validation to stand out as a winner among 162 applicants.
"SBANE recognizes the intrinsic value that innovation possesses in driving the New England economy. Our Innovation awards recognize those companies that have transformed innovative ideas into a product or service that delivers proven value to a customer," said SBANE President Robert Baker. "We are thrilled to honor these 'game changers,'" he said.
SBANE's New England Innovation Awards recognize regional businesses with compelling ideas or technology offerings that clearly demonstrate a significant benefit to end users or presents the market with a new sector or fulfills an industry gap. Carbonite President Keith Cooper was presented the award at the SBANE Gala Awards Dinner held on May 13.
"SBANE's New England Innovation Awards are an exceptional recognition for creating products and services that solve real problems," said Cooper. "Every single day, Carbonite saves business and personal data, photos, movies and other files that would have been lost forever. It is a great feeling."
Carbonite launched its online backup service for PC owners in 2006. In the last year, Carbonite enhanced its Remote File Access features beyond Web browsers to mobile accessibility through iPhone®, iPod Touch® and BlackBerry® smartphone devices. Additionally, the company raised approximately $20 million in a mezzanine financing round and received accolades in 2009 as a WebWare 100 winner and recipient of the Mass Technology Leadership Council Award.
Carbonite online backup installs with just a few clicks and runs quietly in the background, continually backing up the irreplaceable files on a computer. For $54.95 per year, Carbonite subscribers get unlimited backup space. For new customers interested in testing Carbonite's award-winning online backup service, a free 15-day trial of Carbonite is available at www.carbonite.com.
The Smaller Business Association of New England, Inc. (SBANE), founded in 1938, is a private not-for-profit association of approximately 700 member companies located throughout the six-state region. SBANE was established to provide a legislative voice for small business at the state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help business owners grow their companies. SBANE runs diverse, educational programs each year and has active chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The membership is characterized by a high degree of participation, reflected in a large and dynamic committee structure, addressing a range of topics from international trade to human resources.
The Carbonite industry-first offer of unlimited online backup service for a flat, low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 39 billion files and has restored more than 3.2 billion lost files for its customers. Carbonite backs up more than 100 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston and Somerville, Mass. data centers.
The Carbonite mission is to provide a simple, affordable, and secure backup solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite supports both the Windows and Mac platforms. Carbonite is available directly at www.carbonite.com, and through international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.