Reflecting on a Post-ATI World
With Acronis deciding to force both cyber protection services and a subscription license model on current (and future) users of Acronis True Image, many will choose to seek alternatives that still offer perpetual licenses and are focused on disk imaging sans bloatware. My hope is that those who have made or are contemplating such a switch can discuss their experiences and recommendations here.
- Discussion will be most likely be framed in terms of what features users liked in ATI (prior to the recent changes), and may thus highlight any Acronis product features that are be difficult/impossible to replicate with competitor products.
- Implicit in this discussion (and similar threads on the ATI forum) is that long-term ATI users would most likely prefer to stay with ATI if Acronis management reverses their recent decisions about malware protection integration and license subscriptions; thus, by demonstrating that customer dissatisfaction with these decisions is sufficiently real that many are now shopping for alternatives, the hope is that management will reconsider their current strategy and save what was once the premier disk imaging product on the market.