Feeds

Spare Backup signs Carphone Warehouse

Laptop cloud backup

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

You will soon be able to backup content on your Carphone Warehouse laptop to a data centre in the cloud, as Carphone W has signed a deal with Spare Backup.

Spare Backup backs up a computer's content to its data centres in the cloud. It's a Nirvanix, Carbonite, and Mozy competitor, and it's been signing up consumer-facing outlets to sell its software and service bundled with kit they sell and branded by them as a white label deal. It's signed up Sony for Vaio systems and Dixons Stores Group in the UK.

The Spare Mobile service is a new product that enables a mobile phone user to have content fetched from his or her PC and displayed or played on the phone.

Carphone has signed for the backup service and not Spare Mobile, according to a Spare Backup SEC filing. Spare Backup will create a website for Carphone Warehouse customers using the service, which will use Carphone Warehouse branding.

Carphone W will be entitled to a share of the monthly and annual customer fees to Spare Backup for the service which Spare Backup will pay on a monthly basis.

We asked both Carphone W and Spare Backup about possible use of the Spare Mobile service in the future, but neither were able to comment immediately. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.