Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Owning Your Cloud Data (Part II of Data Ownership on the Web)

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The most well known, yet still problematic, area of data ownership in our web-based world is all the data we keep housed "in the cloud" in the machines of the services we use every day.
  • The contents of your blog at Tumblr
  • The documents your company shares on Google Drive
  • Your to-do list at Nozbe or Remember the Milk
  • The music you've bought and listen to at Amazon
  • All your family photos kept safely (you hope) on Flickr
All of these services hold the information that is important to you, that you depend on, in many cases defines a large part of who you are (your writings, your photos, your musical tastes). How often do you plan for these services having a major outage? Or vanishing entirely and forever? Or suffering some kind of terrible data loss?

read more at www.ironfroggy.com/on/web-data-ownership/owning-your-cloud-data

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