Sign of the times
EMC Corp., of Hopkinton, is bringing corporate data backup online as it launches a major effort to deliver data-storage services via the Internet - a concept called "software as a service," or SaaS.
Today, EMC will release MozyEnterprise, a service that will let business customers automatically back up their servers and desktop and laptop computers. The data will be uploaded via the Internet, encrypted to prevent unauthorized access, and stored at EMC-operated data centers.
"Anyone with a broadband connection and an Internet browser can provide online backup for their PCs," said Roy Sanford, vice president of marketing for EMC's SaaS business.