Business Computing World is giving 5 lucky readers the chance to win a 1-year subscription to Carbonite, worth £41.95.

When it comes to online backup service it seems that everyone nowadays has heard about Carbonite. Using Carbonite will protect your files that are just too valuable to lose from being lost forever due to the unforeseen.

You may think that your computer will never crash, but the fact is that thirteen percent of new hard drives crash each year. If that doesn’t scare you look at the numbers of computers that are lost or damaged by nasty weather. Put it all together with a world that is in economic peril and is seeing an increase in crime and all signs point to you needing to back up your files.

Carbonite is not only one of the most popular names in online backup – it is also one of the best.

So what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning?

Twitterers: Just follow Business Computing World on Twitter and then retweet the following message: “RT & follow @christianharris to win a a 1-year subscription to Carbonite – contest info: http://bit.ly/gIO7od”.

Facebookers: Just “Like” Business Computing World on Facebook.

IMPORTANT: When you’re done, come back and leave a comment on this competition page and make sure you include your Twitter and/or Facebook name.

The competition is open to all UK residents and will end on the 5th May, after which a winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!