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Free Mozy Data Restores Available for Those Affected by Flooding

Contact: restores@mozy.com

We acknowledge the sensitivities of reaching out to customers at a time like this. In addition to our attempt to reach our customers affected by flooding in the UK and Ireland through other means, our reason for communicating in this way is the hope that, through word of mouth, the message will reach those who still have no access to power.

Mozy is offering free DVD restores for its online backup customers and resellers affected by the flooding in the UK and Ireland. The number to call is UK: 0808 234 3905 or Ireland: 1800 456 699 and the email is restores@mozy.com.

Although Mozy never charges customers or resellers to download their data restores from the web, natural disasters often interrupt Internet access. The alternative method to restoring data involves Mozy creating DVDs and mailing them directly to the customer. Mozy will absorb all DVD restore processing and shipping fees for individuals and businesses impacted by the floods in the UK and Ireland to assist them in getting back up and running as quickly as possible.

Tablet time

According to new figures, on Christmas Day, 17.4 million new Android and iOS tablets were activated worldwide.  17.4 million! That’s nearly twice the number of turkeys roasted in the whole of the UK to celebrate the holiday and 2.5 times the number of devices activated on the same day the year before.

 

But, once you’ve got your new tablet, what do you do with it?  To start with, there’s obviously Angry Birds and distorting pictures of your face so that you look like an alien.  But, by now, of the 17.4 million people who unwrapped their tablets on Christmas Day, there can only be a handful that aren’t looking for a bit more from their new devices.

 

And that’s where content really is king!  What you can do with your tablet will come down to what you can get on your tablet.  Or, if you’re a Mozy user, what you can Stash!

 

Stash, along with the Mozy App, allows you to move your data between your computers, smartphones and tablets, either automatically, or on demand.

 

Start a document on your laptop in the office, add to it on your smartphone on the train and finish on your tablet when you get home.  It’s simple with Stash.  Got photos on your laptop, pictures on your phone and snaps all over the place?  Flick through all your photo albums in one place on your tablet.

 

If you’re one of the 17.4 million Christmas tablet owners – or one of the 4 million people a day who buy a new tablet – why not check out what Stash can do for you?  You can even get your first 2GB for free.

We are one!

It’s time to light the candles and cut the cake for mozy.co.uk and mozy.ie are celebrating their first birthdays!

That’s a year since Mozy launched a service based on:

-         Local websites

-         Local support teams

-         Local data centres

-         Local pricing

But we haven’t stood still over the past year!  We now also have:

-         An online support portal

-         Mozy 2.0 for Windows and Mac

-         2xProtect for local and online backup

-         25% faster uploads

And there’s more on the way with:

-         The Mozy app for iOS and Android

-         An enhanced restore experience

-         Synchronisation capabilities

To celebrate our first year in the UK and Ireland, we’re offering residents in the UK and Ireland a chance to win a year of Mozy protection for free.

All you have to do is follow @mozyuk on twitter and tweet and complete “@mozyuk Mozy is the 1 for me because…” between now and the end of May.  At the end of the month, three winners will be chosen at random.

Mozy 2.0 for Mac now available in Europe

Mozy 2.0 for Mac, the recently-announced feature-rich update to the world’s most trusted backup service for consumers and businesses, is now available for customers of www.mozy.co.uk, www.mozy.ie, www.mozy.fr and www.mozy.de

Delivering a native-Mac experience, Mozy 2.0 for Mac makes it easier and faster than ever for Mac users to run and monitor backups and restores – whether they’re using MozyPro® for business information or MozyHome® for personal data.

Mac users will now be able to enjoy faster upload speeds generated by optimised bandwidth usage and faster file scanning as well as pre-transfer processes. Mozy 2.0 for Mac also has a new look and feel, offering a true native-Mac experience. In response to customer feedback, Mozy 2.0 for Mac also delivers greater visibility into which files are backed up, increasing transparency of the backup process and offering peace of mind for users.

Customers can find more information, and download Mozy 2.0 for free by visiting the Mozy website.

Baby Tiana’s Recovery is Denise Van Outen’s Most Unmissable Moment

Babt Tiana

Some moments in life are truly unmissable. A child’s first steps, a 21st birthday or the time you met Brad Pitt are just the sort of things that you want to capture on film and treasure forever.

But if those pictures exist only on your camera, they’re just one hard-drive crash away from being wiped indefinitely. That’s why backing them up is so important.

Mozy recently ran its Unmissable Moments competition, judged by TV star and celebrity mum Denise Van Outen, to find the baby photo that mums would miss most if anything happened to it.

Denise selected a photograph entered by Lisa King as the winner. It captures a very special moment between her and her daughter Tiana, after Tiana underwent her third life-saving heart operation.

Denise, proud mum to baby Betsy, said: “This is such a touching moment between mother and daughter, it brought a tear to my eye. Tiana is a very brave little girl. After three heart operations she has proved to be a little fighter. This is a memorable picture to be treasured forever. I wish her a happy and healthy future.”

The winner, Lisa King said: “I was so excited to be told that my photo had been chosen by Denise Van Outen in the Mozy unmissable moments competition. My photo shows Tiana in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit when she was nine months old in Great Ormond Street Hospital after surviving her third operation. It is one of our most precious photos ever. I am pleased to say Tiana has recovered well since but will require more surgery in the future. Thank you so much Denise for picking our photo and for the kind words.”

The public voted this photo and five others as finalists, with the competition receiving over 30,000 votes in total.

The five other finalists in the competition were: Lisa Dempster, Kylie Martin, Nicola Reynolds, Loraine Bown, and Sarah Casey.

Don’t let your precious memories go down the pan

Picture: From original via Wales News


This image is one of 300 pictures that were recovered from a memory card found in a camera that was pulled from a sewer in Brecon, Mid Wales. The photos came to light when sewer workers discovered that the camera was the cause of a blockage in the drains of the Welsh town.

This is just one example of memories that are flushed away every day. Memories that it’s impossible to capture again. The girls in this picture look like they’re heading out to graduation ball or school prom. Perhaps it’s an 18th birthday? Either way, there’s no way to go back in time and capture those moments again.

And it’s not just your camera that can go missing. Accidentally flushing your camera down the toilet could lose you 300 pictures, but losing your laptop, or it simply crashing, could rob you of your entire photo collection. That’s why backing up your pictures is so important. Services such as Mozy can automate the whole process for you helping to make sure, if anything happens to your hardware, you’ve got a copy backed up online.

If you recognise anyone in our photo here, get in touch with the local authorities as they’re keen to reunite the girls with their pictures. Or, if you find a camera yourself, why not post an imageto IFoundYourCamera.Net and perhaps you can help someone else recapture a memory.

If, on the other hand, you think that relying on strangers to post your pictures back to you is too risky a tactic to protect your own memories, there’s always Mozy

Mozy Backup in the UK Q&A

In 2010, Mozy worked hard to create local services across a number of countries in Europe, including the UK, Ireland, France and Germany – each with local-language support, local-currency pricing, local data centres and local-language websites. To help make our customers aware of the closest service to them, we’re now automatically pointing people to our new sites. This has prompted some questions from people who have arrived at a country site they weren’t expecting – we’ve collected them all together and answered them here.

Why does Mozy redirect me when I try to visit its websites?

At the moment, Mozy is building local offerings around Europe – but we can’t do everything at once! To save you from having to try and work out where your local Mozy service is, we’ve set up the system to take you there automatically.

Why can’t I just sign up to the .com website?

There are a number of advantages to signing up locally:
• Your data is hosted here so it’s subject to EU laws – as an EU citizen, this gives you much better protection than if your data was elsewhere. If you’re a MozyPro customer, there may be compliance requirements for keeping your data in the EU.
• You get access to local support – that means the support centre is open when you’re awake
• You pay in your own currency, giving you predictability of your costs – the fluctuating exchange rate means the monthly cost of MozyHome in dollars has varied by nearly a pound over the last 18 months for those with Stirling bank accounts
• Restoring your data will be easier – for example, if you’re subscribed locally, you can request a disk of your data for a restore, which we can courier to you.

What happens if I register now and you launch a local website in my country later?

If you’ve been redirected from a country that subsequently gets a more local service, we’ll be able to simply migrate you if and when you’re ready to do so.

Help! I’m already a Mozy customer but I’m being directed to another site. How do I sign in?

Your log-in details will work regardless of which site you’re visiting. Just log in as normal and you will be redirected to your account page where all your credentials will be recognised.

What happens if I’m in another country when my computer does a backup, will my data go to the wrong data centre?

No, your data will be treated in the same way regardless of where you happen to be when you perform your scheduled or automatic backups.

I signed up at www.mozy.com, will my account be moved?

If you signed up to mozy.com in the past and are based in Europe, you should have already received an email informing you that your data would be moving to a European data center that is closer to you. One of the advantages is that this will provide our European customers a better backup and restore experience.

What if I want to sign up in a different country, how do I do that?

In order to help our customers, in countries where we don’t have a local language/payment offering, we redirect people to the most appropriate match we have available. If your ISP is registered in Europe and you live in a country where Mozy does not have a local website in the local language, you will be redirected to another European website in English.

Unmissable Moments

What do you have as your screensaver? Chances are, it’s a picture of you family. Most of us like the reminder as we flick from our email to a spreadsheet that we’re at work for a reason – to support our loved ones and pay for the good times that we can spend with them.

And those good times are reflected in the pictures. Holidays, first steps and birthdays are likely to feature heavily. But what if you lost the picture of that unmissable moment in time that you can never go back and capture again? If your only copy is on your computer, a bump to your hard drive or a spilt cup of coffee could wipe it out forever. And that’s where online backup comes in. Simple, automatic and secure protection of those memories forever.

To celebrate the UK’s unmissable moments, Mozy has teamed up with celebrity Mum, Denise Van Outen to find the best example of a picture that a parent couldn’t bear to be parted from.

To enter, just upload your photo of an unmissable moment with your child here and you could win a photography prize package worth £800, including a personalised HP laptop, digital photo frame, digital camera and an annual MozyHome online backup subscription to help keep those precious photos safe. All five remaining finalists will win a £140 runner-up prize which includes a digital photo frame and an annual MozyHome subscription.

The competition is open until the 5th of November and you can find all of the rules here.

Denise understands the issues only too well as a flood in her own home destroyed all her family snaps. So, as she records Betsy’s unmissable moments, she’s making sure that everything is backed up with Mozy. You can read all about Denise’s involvement with the contest in an exclusive interview in the Sunday Mirror.

Good luck with the competition – we look forward to seeing your entries!

Backup more important than times tables say British teachers

Not so long ago, every school child in the country could expect a September trip to the stationers to stock up on coloured pencils, ink cartridges and bizarre geometry sets that did something complicated an mathematical.

However, kids today scoff (in a derisory rather than tuck-shop fashion) at these antiquated tools of the past, with 78 per cent of teachers demanding homework is done on a computer.

As a result, in a survey of 500 teachers, Mozy found that the three things that teachers thought would be least useful to kids in the next five years were:

• Access to a public library
• A fountain pen
• Times tables

For the school kids of the techno generation, the future involves a different type of back-to-school shopping, with teachers saying that, in the next five years, the top three tools that kids will need are:

• Internet access
• Software to protect their work – such as antivirus and online backup
• A dictionary

Other tools like calculators, encyclopaedias and protractors are also to be consigned to the rubbish bin with less than a fifth of teachers rating any of these as essential tools for homework in the coming years.

The best thing about this is that backup is free – or it is with Mozy if you click here. Which leaves us with just one problem: how do you carve your name on your ruler without a compass?

Calculators - consigned to history (but not history lessons)

Calculators - consigned to history (but not history lessons)

Miss, a lion ate my homework

In a world where free online backup means that anyone can protect their work and access it from anywhere, you’d think that the days of kids using excuses like ‘the dog ate my homework’ would be a thing of the past.  Yet, new research from Mozy showed that 60 per cent of pupils still try to blame the family pooch for not being able to hand in their work.

Even so, 72 per cent of teachers said that pupils were getting more creative with their excuses and coming up with increasingly extravagant reasons for not finishing their assignments.
We asked 1,000 kids what excuses they’d invented and here is a list of some of the more bizarre…

  • My dog had a pee on it
  • My mum sheared it
  • It accidentally got put on the bonfire
  • My horse ate it
  • My niece was sick on it
  • I couldn’t hear you when you set it
  • The dog spilt cake on it
  • I sprayed it with deodorant and the chemicals shrivelled the paper
  • I dropped it in the bath
  • I put it in the fridge so that I would remember it when I got the milk out for my cereal in the morning… but I had toast instead
  • My chinchilla weed on it
  • I accidentally did a poo on it
  • I was by the window when I was doing it and it blew away when I went to get a glass of squash
  • A snail ate it
  • I was walking through the park when a bee stung me so I ran to save myself and dropped my homework
  • I dropped it in a river and it was carried away by the current
  • My goldfish ate it
  • I was on holiday in Martorg on Mars when the assignment was set
  • My house caught fire
  • My cat ate it – and then threw up on my spare copy
  • I left it on the kitchen worktop and it must have stuck to a ready meal before it went into the microwave because the next time I saw it, it was burned to my placemat
  • My grandma took it on holiday
  • The letters on my keyboard got stuck so all it says is eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • My cat broke my keyboard
  • My silly brother drew on it
  • I couldn’t get home to do my homework last night as there are really bad road works at the moment
  • My sister was sick on it
  • A pigeon pooed on it
  • It was stolen
  • I died
  • My family was really hungry and we ate it
  • A lion took it
  • Someone mugged me and took it
  • It was confiscated by airport security

Back in the real world, the research uncovered that half of all the kids polled had genuinely lost their homework due to a technical error on their computer.  So, to keep homework loss purely fictional, Mozy offers everyone 2GB of free back up – that’s enough to back up about 80,000 two-page Word documents.  Just click here to get Mozy.