Leave the Computer at the Office this Summer Friday with Carbonite Currents

Jul 08, 2013, 09:00 ET from Carbonite, Inc.

BOSTON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The logistics of working remotely can be a literal pain in the neck. The American Chiropractic Association advises people against carrying bags that weigh more than 10 percent of their body weight*. But the laptops, mobile devices, water bottles and umbrellas that are toted from home to the office quickly add up, causing back, shoulder and neck pain. Carbonite – the official sponsor of Summer Fridays – is easing the upper body tension and lightening the load of the working professional with the Ultra Summer Office contest.

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During the month of July, people can visit the Carbonite Facebook page and enter to win an ultrabook courtesy of Staples, plus three years of Carbonite cloud backup by casting their vote for which spot is their "Ultra Summer Office": the pool, an outdoor café, or the backyard. The new ultrabook, combined with the new Carbonite Currents app, will allow the winner to leave their heavy laptop at home, but still have access to their most recent files. 

Currents is a free file syncing, sharing and collaboration application available for Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices that works as a recent files list across all of your devices. Any new or changed files from the last 30 days are available in your Currents list, whether you're on your desktop computer, typing on a laptop poolside, or using your tablet or smartphone to access files on the go. Any changes you make to a file are synced back to its original location.

Currents also helps small groups keep track of shared documents with its sharing and commenting features. Now, all members of the group have the most recent version of a file, taking away the stress of digging through emails and comparing two versions of a document side by side to see changes. And if you're reviewing changes from a coworker but don't like the edits, you can easily revert back to the previous version and leave a comment on the document explaining why their changes were not added, all from the app.

Love the idea of accessing your files remotely with Currents but your office doesn't have Summer Fridays? Carbonite Cloud Libs will generate a letter to your boss explaining how easy it is to work remotely with Carbonite's cloud solutions—whether you're out on a sales call or lounging on the back deck.

Find more tips on how to stay connected to your data when you're out and about this summer on the Carbonite Facebook page and the Carbonite blog.

About Carbonite
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup for small businesses and consumers.  Subscribers in more than 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure cloud backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up more than 300 billion files, restored nearly 20 billion files, and currently backs up more than 350 million files each day. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.comtwitter.com/carbonite, twitter.com/carbonitebiz, or facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.

*Today's Fashion Can Be Tomorrow's Pain. American Chiropractic Association. Link.

Media Contacts: Megan Wittenberger   Carbonite   media@carbonite.com  617-421-5687    Heather Gordon Finn Partners for Carbonite heather.gordon@finnpartners.com  310-552-4123

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