Intero Cool Apps: Mozy

REALTORS are busy – working through the weekends, evenings, you name it. It's a constant hustle to get the job done. In the shuffle, it can be easy to forget about some pretty major things like backing up your data. You know – that data that lives inside your computer that you never really think about until you need it for something. It's precious stuff. But have you ever lost your data unexpectedly? It can be soul-crushing, to say the least. That's why I wanted to share with you a service called Mozy.

Mozy is an online backup service for consumers and small businesses. For a small monthly fee of $4.95, you can protect your personal data and feel much better knowing that a hard drive meltdown won't take all of your files with it. You get unlimited space so you can back up photos, music, videos, you name it. Plus, you can access your files from anywhere because you're not relying on CDs or external hard drives. Instead, everything lives in a safe place online.

The service also promises top-notch protection, so you can back up financial and other sensitive documents and not have to worry about anything being compromised.

They can't really make it any easier to use. All you need to do is go to the Mozy website and sign up for an account, download and install the application, and then choose the files you want to back up. And like magic, your life's precious data is backed up in a secure and accessible place on the Internet.

Future crisis averted.

Maybe you've never experienced a situation where your computer died and you realized a little too late that none of your files were backed up. If not, just ask anyone who's been through it – it is devastating! If you don't have a "back-up" plan, you will most surely go through this at some point. Using something like Mozy that's easy and cost effective will save your life. And that's no exaggeration!