Carbonite Goes Beyond Backup with Easy-to-Use Cloud Syncing Application for
the Busy Professional
Carbonite Currents Delivers Seamless Syncing to Keep Your Files at Your
Fingertips Across All Your Devices
BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2013
BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a
leading provider of cloud backup solutions for consumers and small to medium
sized businesses, today unveiled its first non-backup offering – Carbonite
Currents. Currents is an easy-to-use file syncing, sharing and collaboration
application that builds on the company's proven track record of delivering
simple cloud services that solve common technology problems.
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"We are in the midst of profound changes in the creation and consumption of
data, connected devices and how people use them," said Swami Kumaresan, EVP of
New Ventures at Carbonite. "Today, people work on computers, smartphones and
tablets and need seamless access to their work on the go, but this leaves
files scattered across the cloud and multiple devices. Currents simplifies
syncing by ensuring the files you need are at your fingertips, regardless of
which device you are working on."
Currents Makes Working on Multiple Devices Easier
With Currents, you no longer need to think ahead about which files you may
need at a moment's notice. Now, you can simply save your work as you normally
do and then access what you need with Currents whenever and wherever you need
to, while all your documents remain secure and encrypted. Currents eliminates
the need for special synced folders, carrying files around on thumb drives and
even the clumsy but common practice of emailing documents to yourself or a
Here's how Currents works:
oCurrents acts as a recently used files list that works across all of your
devices, making whatever has been opened or saved in the last 30 days
accessible through the app;
oFiles can be shared easily from any computer, smartphone or tablet;
oShare settings allow users to control who can view, edit or collaborate on
files and in-app commenting simplifies collaboration;
oWhen files are modified on any device, they are automatically updated in
their original locations and synced to every device;
oFile versioning features ensure users can revert back to earlier drafts,
"As more home offices and small businesses adopt cloud technology on multiple
devices, there will be a natural increase in digital clutter. There is a clear
and growing need for cloud apps to simplify how people access and work with
their data," said Ray Boggs, VP of SMB research at IDC. "Those solutions that
increase mobile workforce productivity and integrate effectively with today's
on-the-go work style will have a strong market opportunity."
How the Busy Professional Will Use Currents
oYou work on a document at your office, save it and head to dinner. When
you get home and hop on your personal computer, the document is waiting
for you in your Currents list. Click on it and pick up right where you
left off. When you save it, the app will update the original document onto
both your work and home computers.
oYou are on a train with your iPad or Android tablet, and you need to
update a document. Using an editing app, you can edit the document, save
it, and then with Currents, the updated version will be synced across all
of your devices and with anyone you've shared it with.
oYou're working on a report with a coworker, and you'd like them to review
a specific section. Simply share the document with them in Currents, and
include a comment through the app. They can reply to your comment right in
Currents, and you will be able to see when they make changes to the
oYou are checking your work email on your mobile device and get an
attachment you need to work on. You can send the attachment to Currents
right from your phone, and the document will be in your Currents list when
you get to your personal or work computer, regardless of whether you can
access your work network.
More to Come from Carbonite
Carbonite recently launched Carbonite Labs, a test bed for innovative cloud
concepts that address common but complex technology challenges. Carbonite Labs
will allow people to try beta solutions while they are being fine-tuned based
on user feedback. Currents is the first solution to be delivered from
"Carbonite is well-positioned to deliver new cloud solutions that simplify our
increasingly complicated digital lives. Currents is the first step in that
direction and we look forward to getting user feedback as we continue to
develop new features," said Kumaresan.
Upcoming Labs projects will seek to further reduce the challenges people
experience when collaborating with small workgroups on projects that include
Currents Pricing and Availability
Carbonite Currents is available now in public beta for free at
Labs.Carbonite.com. The mobile app is currently available for Android devices
via the Google Play Store and will be available soon for iOS through the App
Carbonite Labs – http://labs.carbonite.com
Carbonite Currents for Android - http://cbnt.it/CurrentsAndroid
Carbonite Currents Video - http://cbnt.it/currentsinaction
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB) is a leading provider of online backup
solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses. Subscribers in
more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable
and secure online backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access.
Carbonite's online backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
The company has backed up nearly 200 billion files, restored more than 7
billion files and currently backs up more than 300 million files each day. For
more information, please visit www.carbonite.com, twitter.com/carbonite,
twitter.com/carbonitebiz, or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.
Megan Wittenberger Heather Gordon
Carbonite Finn Partners for Carbonite
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