Vodafone Offers PC Backup Services

Vodafone, the mobile telecom giant, is launching a cloud-based, data backup service for businesses and consumers.

The company is trying to capitalize on the burgeoning market for online backup, figuring that business customers and consumers in growing numbers will be looking for a place to house the ever-increasing volume of data residing on their computers.

Vodafone plans to package the service, which is built on Decho Corp.'s popular Mozy online backup, with its PC and mobile anti-virus and market it to customers as a suite of offerings to access, organize, protect and share digital content.

The company will introduce separate versions of the service for business customers and consumers. Businesses administrators will be able to access it through a web-based management console.

The backup service initially will be offered in Europe. The company did not say when it might extend it to the U.S.


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