Get Off of My Cloud

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Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

 

Get Off of My Cloud


Who would have thought that the Rolling Stones, back over 40 years ago sang about something concerning me about today’s technology revolution.  Cloud computing, cloud storage, etc. is all the rage.  Easier to be transportable between locations, less expensive hardware requirements for the home or office, etc.

But, call me skeptical.  You are at the mercy of the cloud.  When there’s an outage up on the cloud, no work, no data, no computing.  If your Internet connection is down, no computing, no work.  If your cloud provider isn’t careful, your files may be compromised and hacked.

Just comes down to, are you willing to take the risk?  I, for one am doing my best to have all my data somewhere local that is accessible at all times.



 

 

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Rainmaker
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Myers Jackson
Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move - Fort Worth, TX
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The cloud is a great back up, BUT WHEN......is the question? will you need the actual file at your fingertips and if there is rain in the cloud, well it may not be available for the grabbing, 

May 20, 2011 01:36 AM #1
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Tamara Elliott-Deering
Central Metro Realty - Austin, TX

Gabe,

I actually just signed up for dropbox.  Why? Because I have a desktop and two laptops and when things are rolling the way they should I'm out of the office 90% of the time.  That said, the reason I got the cloud is so that I could stop e-mailing all of my work product to myself to download it to my server so I can back it up.  So I guess that's the best case, belt and suspenders solution.  If all of my data was on my server and it and my back up drive got stolen I'd be seriously hurting, but with the cloud I've got a back up of all of my active work product.

Tamara

May 20, 2011 01:39 AM #2
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Tamara, I use dropbox also.  But, and a big but, I keep local copies on my computers.  Dropbox has had some issues in the past.

May 20, 2011 01:53 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

 

Aug 01, 2015 05:34 AM #4
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Hi Myers, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated

Apr 27, 2018 08:47 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Hi Tamara, thanks for taking the time to comment it is always appreciated

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