Carbonite Selected as 2011 CODiEâ„¢ Awards Finalist – Recognized as one of Software Industry’s Finest Products

BOSTON, April 28, 2011 –/– Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup and “anytime, anywhere access”, was selected as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards in the “Best Document Management Solution” category. Established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiEs recognize excellence and achievement in the business software, digital content and education technology industries.

“For more than 25 years, the CODiE Awards have shone a spotlight on the companies and products that are revolutionizing software, education technology and digital content,” said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. “What sets this program apart from all others is that the winners are selected by those who really know their stuff – whether they’re tech executives, industry analysts, or journalists. SIIA recruits leading software, digital content and education people to put each nominated product through an intensive review process. Carbonite and all companies that survive the process and become a finalist can say unequivocally that they are producing one of the finest, most innovative products on the market.”

Carbonite installs with just a few clicks and runs quietly in the background, automatically backing up files securely to the cloud. Through its “anytime, anywhere access” feature, Carbonite enables users to access, manage and share backed up files via free apps for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, Android® and BlackBerry® smartphone devices. Carbonite also offers real-time file access from any Web browser.

“Since 2006, our mission has been to provide the most simple, secure and affordable online solution to backup and access data for consumers and small businesses,” said David Friend, chairman and CEO of Carbonite. “Our team is constantly striving to innovate and to improve the Carbonite customer experience. It is a fantastic achievement for their hard work to be recognized by a prestigious organization such as the SIIA.”

SIIA members will now review finalists and vote for a winner in each category. CODiE Award Winners will be announced in May. For more information and a complete list of categories and finalists, please visit

About Carbonite
Carbonite revolutionized the market for consumer and small-business backup services with its industry-first offering of unlimited online backup for a low, flat price. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 80 billion files and has restored more than 7.2 billion lost files for its one million plus customers. Carbonite, which was ranked No. 9 overall and No. 1 in IT Services in the Inc. magazine 2010 Inc. 500 listing, backs up more than 150 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston and Somerville, Mass. data centers.

The Carbonite mission is to provide a simple, affordable, and secure backup and “anytime, anywhere access” solutions for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite supports both the Windows and Mac platforms. Carbonite is available directly at, and through international distributors.

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About the CODiEâ„¢ Awards
The CODiEâ„¢ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

About SIIA
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

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Tim Wieland

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