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December 15

Compliments of the season! During this traditional time of sending greetings, we're glad of the opportunity to let you know that we appreciate our associations with you. 2017 was a great year. We would like to thank all of you for the support you provided throughout the years. We hope we get to meet more of you in 2018. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you and your family enjoy a wonderful Holiday Season and a happy New Year. May peace, love and prosperity follow you always. Greetings of the season and best wishes for the year to come!

May 2

Five years ago we completed an extensive backup software test. Years have passed and much has changed on Windows backup software market. This time we decided to make a comparative review of modern backup software applications available on Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, and XP, with an emphasis on speed, size, stability and efficiency of backup operation. We are pleased to announce the resulting report along the conclusions found. The findings are primarily targeted at a typical home or small business computer user running any Windows computer or laptop.

The conclusion: Argentum Backup is the fastest and lightest Windows backup software package available on the market. It can work more efficiently and use fewer computer resources, leading to more efficient energy use. Efficient energy use is essential in slowing the global energy demand growth in order to stabilize and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the world. Efficient energy use is high priority in the environmentally sustainable software computing and so-called Green computing. The efficiency of internal software algorithms has an impact on the amount of computer resources required and the level of induced carbon dioxide emissions. Argentum Backup is in line with Green computing principles. Argentum Backup is super fast. Ultra light. That means ultra-efficient backups of mega-sized files.

June 15

The press/media kit has been redesigned and merged into Events section. The press/media kit includes all of the latest company press-releases, a number of screenshots in polygraphic quality, company logo, high-quality cover art graphics, and more. If you represent or work for a computer or software technology magazine, we invite you to take a look at our company's media kit.

March 7

In 2000, when we first introduced Argentum Backup - our popular backup utility - it had a price of $25 only. It remained so for 10 years until 2010 when we changed the price to $29 only. According to World Bank data the inflation rate in developed countries was 1% to 3% in 2000-2010 typically, and there was a visible spike of up to 4% to 5% in year 2011 alone. National inflation rates in developing countries vary widely in individual cases but are usually 2 to 3 times higher comparing to developed countries. The accumulated inflation rate of consumer prices from 2000 to 2012 is 34% for US, 36% for UK, 32% for Eurozone, and 47% for Australia.

Rather than increasing the prices of all software, we decided to raise the price of just Argentum Backup. The decision to raise or lower prices is a tough one. We think it is the right time to do so. We expect it to stay on the same level for another 10 years. Most Windows backup software vendors, that charged $35 for a single software license in 2005, currently charge around $59 for a fully-featured backup software package for Windows. So Argentum Backup remains very affordable and still offers the best value for money with the lowest price on the market. You can get your copy now at:

October 25

Microsoft Corporation announced the global availability of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 8™. Microsoft Windows 8™ offers a new user interface, which is a radical redesign, introducing a touch-enabled interface in an attempt to bridge the gap between personal computers and mobile devices. The Start screen replaces the Start menu of all earlier Windows versions. Windows 8 includes new features, such as native USB 3.0 support, Windows Store online service, a new programming platform, the Windows Runtime (WinRT), and more. The debut of Windows 8 is the biggest change to the system since 1995.

Windows Backup and Restore, the former built-in backup program of Windows, is deprecated in Windows 8. It is still included, but will not be updated in the future. Windows Backup has been renamed to Windows 7 File Recovery. Windows 8 File History is another feature, but it is not a complete backup tool. It only backs up the files in your Libraries, such as your personal documents, files, and media.

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