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October 15, 2012
This is an exclusive interview by BackupReview.info (BR)
with Mrs. Jennifer Walzer, CEO at BUMI Cloud Backup and Recovery
Company History and Operation
1/BR: Please give us some background information about your company, such as how it was founded, by whom, how long have you been around, where your headquarters are, how many branch offices you have or you will have, etc.
Today, BUMI specializes in delivering data continuity solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. A New York City-based company, BUMI is utilized by professional service organizations, such as banking, financial, insurance, accounting, hedge funds and law firms to address critical issues associated with rapid growth of data, business continuity, and regulatory compliance. Delivering premium customer service – every client is cared for by a team of senior-level engineers dedicated to providing proactive and personalized support – BUMI is uniquely positioned to address the most complex data backup and restore needs. I’m very proud of all of the awards and accomplishments our team has done over the past 10 years.
2/BR: Is your customer base primarily in the US or Canada, or is there a significant international presence as well?
3/BR: How many subscribers do you have?
4/BR: Can you tell us about your servers, please? Where they are located, how many backups you perform, if server room is controlled for humidity, temperature, and whether there is backup power?
5/BR: What makes your company and its service different from others?
6/BR: What have been your greatest challenges so far and what do you see these challenges are / will be at the present time and in the coming years? How do you plan to overcome those challenges?
7/BR: One of the biggest concerns of online backup users is data security and privacy. How have you addressed those issues?
8/BR: How does your proprietary technology compare to the proprietary technology of your main competitors?
9/BR: Does your solution take into consideration compatibility across the major platforms, mobility, flexibility and constant access to data?
10/BR: How has the online backup business evolved in the past few years, and how do you see it further evolving?
11/BR: Whom do you consider your main competitors? And Why?
12/BR: There has been a great deal of M&A activity in the industry during the last few years [such as Iron Mountain acquiring LiveVault, and Seagate acquiring eVault, EMC acquiring Mozy, and Symantec acquiring SwapDrive (Backup.com), VaultLogix acquiring US Data Trust, Backup Technology acquiring Terian Solutions, DSCopr.net acquiring SafeData.net, and VaultLogix acquiring DataPresrve]. And Carbonite is now a NASDAQ listed company. What is your strategy? Do you think that major M&A will happen in the industry this year and beyond?
13/BR: In the next two years or so, what new developments do you expect to see in the online backup and data storage industry?
14/BR: In the future, say five years from now, do you think the cost of online storage will remain as it is today, or will it go significantly cheaper?
15/BR: Many have exited the online backup and storage business, including, Xdrive, Yahoo! Briefcase, MediaMax (Streamload), OmniDrive, Zoogmo, and many others. Do you have any comment on that?
16/BR: Any advice for IT companies planning to launch an online data backup and storage business?
17/BR: On a personal note, tell us about your life: married or single, children, your hobbies, where you were born and grew up, where you got your education, where you get your inspiration, and whether you will be around in this business, say 5 years from now?
Ed: We sincerely thank Jennifer for this interview opportunity.
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