EMC subsidiary Mozy has added a number of key features to its online backup service, including allowing business users to access and back up data from smartphones and tablets.
Key additions include iPhone, iPad and Android apps, a revamped web interface and improved restore functionality.
The native applications allow users to access all data on laptops and tablets while on the move, explained Claire Galbois-Alcaix, senior Europen marketing manager at Mozy.
"We have launched the apps as many users have a laptop, smartphone and even a tablet and are very used to accessing information all the time," she told V3.
"We have also improved the web access user experience. The interface now allows users to search, browse, preview and download files directly from the browser."
Mozy has also improved its Restore Manager to make backing up faster and more efficient as users can choose which files they want to restore.
"Mozy offers the option to perform a whole restore, or users can select which files to recover. This means that, if a laptop is lost or suffers a hard drive crash, data can be uploaded to a new device and they can continue using it in exactly the same way," Galbois-Alcaix added.
The smartphone applications are available to download for free from the Android Market and Apple App Store. Mozy has no plans at the moment to launch a BlackBerry or Windows Phone app.
The web access and restore manager features will be made available to European users in the summer.
Meanwhile, Mozy is also testing a Synchronisation feature that it hopes to bring to market later this year. This will allow users to access data from a mobile device using a laptop or desktop.
Mozy Pro is available for £3.99 per user per month plus 50p per gigabyte. Home users can get the service at a flat rate of £4.99 and the firm plans to offer additional packages.
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