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    Apple co-founder Wozniak sees trouble in the cloud

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    As I see the "Cloud":
    One calls a moving company to pick up all of their most prized possessions then, having no idea where they are stored, accepts only a telephone number as their only means of getting them back.
    It is fine for convenient access from multiple locations, but not for primary backup.
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    I agree Russ...
    I think they are trying to sell us a bill of goods with all this online storage and mail stuff..

    I, for one, want everything on my computer where I know where it is..
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    I "feel" more secure with my back-ups local. Plus what happens if your OS is so fudged that you can not boot. I am unsure if the discussion was on strictly data B/U or Images as well.
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    Well Ted, one thing about online backup is that if your computer does crash at least the data will be there when you get back up and running..

    But, you can keep an image and it's always where you know it is and you know it's safe and not prone to snooping...

    Way to go RTG...
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    Articles like this are both a blessing and a curse. They are a blessing because this is a good warning about what most consumers see called "the cloud". A deliberately nebulous marketing term that really is nothing more than a generic way to refer to a data center. Consumers need to understand that this isn't the panacea to personal data protection.

    These references to the "cloud" are also bad because CEOs and company presidents see this stuff and immediately think that if their company uses "the cloud", their data is not secure or safe. We had this happen recently. We've been looking at having a system hosted by a 3rd party. It is a secure dedicated system that is more accurately referred to as a hosted solution, or private cloud. That 3rd party company unfortunately thinks it is a great marketing idea to use the generic term "the cloud". The CEO read an article similar to this one, and now thinks that what we're looking at is a bad idea.
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