Comcast launches app store for biz customers

Comcast has created an app store for small business customers to resell cloud storage, security and collaboration products from vendors that include Box, YouSendIt and Microsoft.

Backblaze nets $5M to boost cloud backup

Backblaze, the 5-year-old company that backs up everything on your PC for $5 per month, has snagged $5 million in funding from TMT Investments, an investment house out of the U.K. It will use the money to beef up sales and marketing efforts.

Seriously now, people: Back your stuff up!

You’d think at this stage of the game, most computer users would be savvy enough to have a data backup plan in place. But you’d be wrong. That’s why every storage, disaster recovery, backup vendor on the planet has glommed onto World Backup Day.

Getting started with an online backup service for your Mac

Whether you got an online backup subscription as a holiday gift or just decided it’s time to have your backup offsite, it’s a good idea to keep your data protected, and one that never goes out of style. Here’s the right way to get started.

Is PC presence enough to help Box.net prevail?

The race for market share among cloud storage providers continues with some HP PCs now offering an easy on-ramp to Box.net’s cloud storage. But how much traction can a PC bundle get when most business users rely more and more on their mobile devices?

Salesforce.com ponies up for a bit of Box.net

Online CRM pioneer Salesforce.com continues to back up its ecosystem with its checkbook, this time with an investment in cloud storage provider Box.net. In the past few months, Salesforce.com has made a series of outright acquisitions of Assistly, Radian6, and Heroku.

Let’s talk about the broadband-cap gap

The cautionary tales around broadband caps are trickling in and as I read them I wonder if amid these caps the web ecosystem is failing consumers (and maybe teleworkers) when it comes to broadband and cloud services.Here’s how and where things are breaking down.

VMware Takes Over EMC’s Mozy Cloud Storage Service

VMware officially entered the service provider market by taking over operations of the Mozy storage service from EMC. VMware CTO Steven Herrod announced the news on his blog today, writing that “VMware has hired the team and acquired assets behind EMC’s Mozy cloud-based data protection service.”

March 31 is World Backup Day. When Did You Last Back Up?

A bunch of Reddit users have decided to declare March 31 as World Backup Day. Of course, you shouldn’t only think about backing up your data on one day of the year, but it provides a welcome reminder that we should all review our backup strategies.