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Re: Look Before You Leap: A Consumer's Guide to the Cloud
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2011-04-01 07:09:53
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We've had cloud-based services for consumers for years. That includes online storage services, photo sites like Picasa and Flickr, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, Web apps like Google Apps and even online email systems. Amazon took things to the next level when it announced its entry Tuesday into cloud music storage with its Cloud Drive offering, in addition to two Cloud Player utilities -- one for desktop Web browsers, one for Android. Amazon's a well-known brand name that engenders a high amount of trust.

Why not buy a backup drive?
Posted by: jescott418 2011-04-01 07:13:33 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
So for the cost of some of these cloud solution which will no doubt eat up your bandwidth and cost money. Not to mention the issues of trusting a server manager somewhere not to lose your stuff. Why not just spend some money on a backup drive? You know where it is, you know who has access to it. Plus, you can save using you bandwidth your ISP is probably already limiting.
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