San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) September 22, 2008 -- Cucku today announced version 1.20 of its Cucku Social Backup software, the ideal alternative to hosted and local backup. Since making its initial version available to select beta users in February 2008, Cucku has made usability and performance enhancements, resulting in backup speeds up to 58% faster than the beta version. Users interested in Cuckuâs free online backup software can download Cucku version 1.20 from the companyâs website, http://www.cucku.com.
Backing up oneâs computer has long been one of those dreaded tasks â everyone knows it must be done, but alarmingly many computer users still neglect this important task. The digital photos, music, email, financial statements and other personal files on our computers are priceless and often irreplaceable. Hard drive failure, laptop theft, hackers and viruses can erase that precious data in a flash â so EVERYONE should take steps to safeguard that information. Cucku combines local and remote backup for complete protection in a single product.
âCucku Social Backup puts a new twist on the age-old chore of backing up,â said Laura DuBois, storage software research director at IDC. âWith Cucku, people enjoy the peace of mind of backing up their data at a remote location, with the added benefit of knowing exactly where their backup resides, and who is looking after it. Cucku brings an element of social connection to the backup process that is difficult to match by traditional hosted backup providers.â
Social Backup Explained
Cucku Social Backup relies on a partner approach whereby files are encrypted and backed up on a friend or family memberâs computer. Thereâs no need to purchase an expensive hosted backup service, just backup the way it should be â easy, trustworthy and free. Social backup offers the same peace-of-mind provided by hosted online backup solutions, without the pitfalls. With Cucku you can get together with your partner for high-speed initial remote backup or restore, this just isnât possible with a datacenter.
âIt used to be that you needed a degree in computer science to successfully back up your data. Those days are long gone and Cucku makes the process simpler than ever before.â said Rob Ellison, CEO of Cucku. âWeâve introduced a social element to backup â and itâs proving successful at providing a means for family and friends to help each other protect their data.â
Improvements to Cucku 1.20
Cucku Social Backup has been continually refined since being released in beta earlier this year. Changes have been made to further simplify the user experience, and important performance enhancements have been made to streamline the backup and restore processes. Specifically, Cucku 1.20 offers faster remote backup â up to 58% faster than the beta version. In addition, Cucku is more responsive and provides more feedback during the backup process.
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