New ASR Flash Card makes Windows system recovery simple

Melbourne, Australia - June 10, 2005 - Cortex IT, the makers of BackupAssist Backup Software, has released a handy resource for its customers - the ASR (Automated System Recovery) Flash Card.

"Our new ASR Flash Card educates our customers on how to use ASR to make a quick and efficient system backup and restore, slashing the time taken to recover a system from scratch," explained Cortex IT's CEO, Linus Chang.

"ASR is actually built into every copy of Windows XP and Server 2003, but the problem is that most people don't know that it exists. Our Flash Card gives users a quick and simple formula for using ASR to protect their systems. This will be of great interest especially to small businesses who need to protect their important data. Best of all, it's available as a free download from our website."

ASR is a feature available on the Windows XP Pro and Windows Server 2003 operating systems that significantly automates the process of rebuilding a system, allowing a system to be fully restored in the event of an emergency or complete system failure - even to a 'bare' computer with no software installed.

Without ASR, the system restore process would involve re-installing the operating system and configuring all physical storage to their original settings before restoring data and settings - a painstaking task for administrators and technical staff.

The ASR Flash Card contains simple step-by-step instructions on how to perform an ASR backup, as well as a restore. "Keep the card as a convenient reference for performing ASR backups once a month or when making major system changes, and for immediate system restoration in the case of a system crash or other disaster," said Chang.

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About Cortex I.T.

Cortex I.T. is an Australian technology company, specializing in developing software products for small to medium business. Since its founding in 2001, Cortex I.T. has quickly gained international success and a worldwide reputation as a leader in backup management software, with its flagship product - BackupAssist.

For more information, please contact Linus Chang on +61 3 9899 4681 or BackupAssist.

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