Focusstor Develops A Data Backup Solution For The Construction And Architecture Industries

FocusStor, Online Data Backup & Recovery (, the leading Canadian provider of disk-based backup and recovery solutions for small businesses since 1985, today released their newest offsite storage software aimed at the construction, architecture and design industries.

Montreal, Canada May 14, 2005 -- FocusStor, Online Data Backup & Recovery (, the leading Canadian provider of disk-based backup and recovery solutions for small businesses since 1985, today released their newest offsite storage software.

In today's insecure world, cables become unplugged, electronics fail daily, disks stop turning, viruses and hackers burden businesses constantly, and regardless of specific backup procedures, electronic records will continue to be discarded and overwritten. Each year businesses loose billions of dollars due to data loss.

The factors used to determine the viability and business continuity for an organization that has suffered from a significant system or data loss does not rely strictly on the ability to replace hardware or rebuild infrastructure. In most cases continued success relies heavily on the ability to quickly and successfully recover business critical data. Considering it's one of the key deciding factors in whether your company will remain in business, shouldn't a company be prepared to make the needed data protection decisions up front? Indeed, they should, and that is why FocusStor offers a highly secure data back up technology.

FocusStor uses 448-Bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and 112-Bit Triple DES encryption with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology to ensure that data is secure. Data is transmitted and stored in encrypted format, so no one can access the data without a personalized encryption key not even FocusStor can access client's data. We use reliable servers and storage machines at two mirrored data centers, protected by a high level of security. FocusStor backs up data over the Internet nightly, automatically, security, quickly and all for a very low monthly fee.

FocusStor is designed for companies with remote offices, as well as small and mid-sized businesses, that have primarily relied on in-house tape or disk backups to protect their data. FocusStor guarantees recovery of all business-critical data and enables companies to return operations to the state they were in immediately prior to a data-loss event.

More specifically, in the construction and architecture industries, data storage challenges are obvious and business continuity and redundancy plans become a necessity.

Below are some studies on the matter:

? House critical project information in a safe place for the duration of its development.

? Efficiently sharing and managing project information from one site to another and from site to corporate office.

? Managing government work data to ensure contractual regulations are met.

Construction Industry Trends
By monitoring industry trends, OSP can anticipate the future data storage needs of the construction industry. Currently, the OSP team is reviewing the impact of these trends on data storage:

? Decreasing dependence on outside providers to complete projects.

? Anticipating and controlling change to build a competitive advantage.

? Increasing pressure from the US government to construct "green" buildings.

? Meeting the demands of a dynamic regulatory environment.

? Increased concerns about structural vulnerability and security; the liability a firm must consider.

? Anticipation of a $250 to $350 billion highway-spending bill in 2006, which will serve as a large influence in 2006 machine purchases.

? The biggest trend to expect in the first quarter is for machine deliveries to be down from first quarter of 2004.

? Rental companies have continued to add machines to fleets ¨C driving rental rates down in some areas.

? The growth generated by the residential housing development, in excess of 2 million permits, is beginning to translate into growth in the non-residential construction market.

? The price of steel has increased from $350 per ton in January 2004 to about $1200 per ton in the first quarter of 2005.

? Tightening insurance and surety industries.

BIO: FocusStor, Online Data Backup & Recovery is a subsidiary of Polyhec Group, the leading Canadian provider of disk-based backup and recovery solutions for various industries and has been since 1985. Marc Bulot is the senior technician at Polyhec Group and has worked for the company for the past 20 years developing data management and data security tools for small to medium sized businesses.

Contact Information:
FocusStor Online Data Backup & Recovery
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