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Online backup systems like Carbonite and MozyPro do a great job of protecting your data from a catastrophic loss, but that's about all they're good for. They don't take advantage of the collaborative nature of the Internet and aren't especially useful for day-to-day document management and file sharing.
Full-blown online document-management systems, on the other hand, offer lots of features that backup-only services don't - but they can be complicated to set up and learn, and have more functions than many of us will ever need.