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Lenovo to Offer EMC Backup Service With Select ThinkPads

Lenovo on Wednesday said is offering EMC (NYSE: EMC)'s Mozy online backup service on new ThinkPad SL series notebooks.

The Mozy service, which will offer unlimited backup capacity, will be targeted at small businesses. The service offers data encryption and the ability to schedule backups at anytime.

The operation typically runs in the background without disturbing other programs or workflow. Users can set the amount of bandwidth used by the service.

Depending on the upload speed, which is usually far slower than download speeds, backup can take quite awhile, particular when the service is used for the first time. Depending on the amount of data, the initial backup can take a couple of days or more on a home high-speed connection.

Lenovo is offering the Mozy service on ThinkPad SL series notebooks sold in Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United States and Canada. The computer maker plans to eventually offer the service worldwide on all ThinkPad-branded systems. The service will be available in seven languages.

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