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  • Posted on 23/4/2003

TELUS partners with Connected Corporation to help businesses protect valuable PC data

Vancouver, B.C. – TELUS has entered into a service provider partnership with Connected Corporation to provide businesses with a secure and affordable back-up solution for data stored in desktop and laptop personal computers.


TELUS Desktop Backup gives organizations of any size the ability to back up and quickly recover critical applications and corporate data that resides on computers, without having to make a large IT investment. Designed specifically to support desktops and laptops, TELUS Desktop Backup automatically backs up data on users' computers via an Internet or intranet connection to two secure data centres. The data is stored automatically and securely and can be retrieved easily whenever users log in, whether they're in the office or on the road. Customers can try the service for 30 days free by visiting


“With the addition of TELUS Desktop Backup to our wide portfolio of security services, we have further strengthened our position as a leader in data and IP,” says John Seliga, vice-president, IP Solutions at TELUS. “This easy-to-install PC backup solution will enable all organizations, no matter what their size, to benefit from what is really a business-critical service.”


With TELUS Desktop Backup, businesses reduce the risk of data loss, save time, secure their data and protect it against viruses, hackers, hard-drive crashes, power failures, accidental deletions, theft and user errors. For an added measure of digital security, all data processed by the TELUS Desktop Backup Service is encrypted before it leaves the PC, is transmitted encrypted and also stored fully encrypted.


“The bottom line is that zip drives and rewritable CDs don't fully protect you from data loss as they are manual processes and your data is usually left at your place of business. They are also not economical, because they require you to buy costly hardware and disks for storage,” says David Kubick, director of Business Development, Connected Corporation. A solution that automatically protects PC data by storing it securely offsite is a far better approach. We are pleased to be working with TELUS to provide this valuable service to their customers.”


As the amount of business conducted electronically increases, it is becoming more and more crucial to protect people, products, information and intellectual property. According to the analyst firm IDC, more than 60 per cent of a company's data is stored on PCs.


About Connected Corporation
Connected Corporation is the market-leading provider of automated PC data protection solutions. Connected's patented technology automatically prevents data loss and helps ensure business continuity while significantly reducing the costs and burdens associated with managing and storing enterprise PC data. More than 500 of the world's largest corporations, including Boeing, Citgo Petroleum, EMC, Goodrich, Hewlett Packard, PeopleSoft, SAP and Schlumberger, depend on Connected to protect their data assets. The award-winning Connected solution is offered as a subscription service or as licensed software. Connected is based in Framingham, Massachusetts, with multiple U.S. and international offices. For more information visit or call 1-800-353-3078.


About TELUS Corp.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada and the second largest in the country. The company provides subscribers with a full range of telecommunications products and services including data, Internet Protocol, voice and TELUS Mobility wireless services across Canada. TELUS is a premier founding supporter of Canada's bid to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler. For more information, visit





For more information, please contact:

Nick Culo
TELUS Media relations
(780) 493-7236


Wayne St. Amand
Connected Corporation
(508) 808-7605