I have written several times about Mozy, an online backup service that encrypts your critical data files and then stores them on Mozy's servers. The service works continuously as a background process, making sure that your backups are up to date at all times without any intervention by you required. I use Mozy to create continuous backups on my Windows and Macintosh systems. You can read my earlier articles about Mozy at http://tinyurl.com/3bgre5.
Today the company announced a major new customer for its MozyPro service for corporations: General Electric will now back up 300,000 computers by using MozyPro.
Mozy and MozyPro are administered through desktop client software that you download and install on your computer. Once you identify the files you want to back up, both packages automatically back up the data from your PC every two hours. Thirty days' worth of versions are retained, and you can go back and restore any of those versions at any time.
The consumer version of Mozy is free for up to 2 gigabytes of storage and $4.95 per month for unlimited storage. Businesses pay $4/month for each employee, plus $0.50/GB/month of stored data. Bandwidth is free. I suspect that any company that signs up for 300,000 computers will receive a significant discount from that price.
You can read more about Mozy backup service at http://mozy.com.