This is more of a “business development” deal, that I normally do not write about. However, in this case I think it’s quite interesting and VERY useful that Circuit City has partnered with Spare Backup Inc. to offer a free 30-day, no-obligation trial of the online backup service on all new computer purchases starting early this month.
Backup is SO, SO important and many new computer users do not backup their data the way they should. Having it bundled with your computer is a plus.
Many people don’t bother to back up the data on their PC because it takes time and effort, and that puts them at substantial risk for data loss. Our Spare Backup solution removes the pain,” said Cery Perle, CEO of Spare Backup Inc. “This agreement with Circuit City not only gives PC owners an option to try before they buy, but it also provides a new and highly visible marketing channel for the service. This is a significant development in our efforts to increase market penetration and demonstrate the value of our service to potential long-term customers.”
Spare Backup is a fully automated remote backup solution. It starts by scanning the user’s hard drive, including the desktop and e-mail programs, for files and application components necessary to produce an exact replica of the original. Then it transports the data daily, including new and revised files, to twin data centers on both U.S. coasts. Files are triple-encrypted and can be accessed from any broadband, Web-connected computer anywhere. For more information and a free trial, visit http://www.sparebackup.com/.
After the free 30-day trial, the customer will have the option to continue with the online backup service for as little as $4.99 per month for unlimited backup, subject to the terms and conditions on the Spare Backup Web site and in the end-user agreement. Spare Backup will receive a monthly recurring revenue stream from customers who subscribe to the service on an ongoing basis.
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