Hosted applications are wonderful, until your hosted application
service provider loses your data, goes out of business or something
I didn’t think there was a solutions on the market to backup hosted applications, until now.
New Jersey based LTech (www.ltech.com),
which has products and services focused on connecting business to the
cloud, announced the availability of LTech Google Docs Backup, a new
downloadable tool for improved backup, archiving and management of
The application can be downloaded at Google Docs Backup
LTech, it appears, has developed an app to backup only Google Docs,
right now, but I suspect that in the coming months we’ll see more and
more solutions available to backup other data as well.
Think about all the hosted applications you use like Box.net (online
documents), QuickBooks Online, HyperOffice and so many others. Unlike
your desktop computer or server, there’s no software to backup your
I envision a two-pronged backup world: One where the hosted
application vendors offer offline backup solutions and one where
vendors like LTech and larger ones such as Symantec provide hosted
application data backup solutions.