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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Do Your Friends Know What Cloud Computing Is?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:51 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._computing.html

"As Apple plans to push its iCloud service to consumers this fall, a new survey has found that most people don't even know what the term "cloud computing" means."

They may not even refer to it as cloud computing but pretty much everyone uses it. Actually, if they are connected they use it is a more appropriate statement. Even so, only about 22% of those that use some form of cloud computing know what the phrase means. There seems to be a double digit disparity between those that know what it means and those that don't, when it comes to the online sharing of photos and videos, but that disparity narrows to 5% when it comes to the use of online tax services. Taxes bring us together. Who would have thought it possible! What are your thoughts on this survey, have you run across anyone that doesn't know what cloud computing is, especially those that utilize online services?


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

And When The Cloud Breaks, Your Data Will Fall...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 08:00 AM

It's all about The Cloud these days - your data, you entertainment, your everything - stored on a service that you can access with any online connection. The benefits are many, but what you don't always hear about are the down-sides of everything being cloud-based. What if you get locked out of your account? I've heard of more than a few people that get locked out of their Gmail account or who can't access their Gmail calendar. It happens to Hotmail and Yahoo users as well. What if the company hosting your information deletes it, either accidentally or not, or goes out of business? That's not an uncommon problem. In terms of uptime most cloud services are fairly robust, when things go wrong, they can really ruin your day. Read more...


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