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'Cloud' Storage?

Postby Steve Anderson » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:21 pm

Very OT, but this poll conducted by the local English-language newspaper 'The Bangkok Post' was the most decisive result I have ever seen.

I voted 'Yes', no 'Cloud' storage for me thank you. 98% of the other respondents thought likewise...amazing!

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Postby Lowtone » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:29 pm

If each one has it's own sever it would be safer
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Postby AncientBrit » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:29 pm

I think the issue here is the longevity of the service provider.

The IT business is not exactly known for commercial stability.

Cast your mind back 5 years and reflect on well known names no longer trading.

What does happen to the data in a cloud when it evaporates?

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Postby gary » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:37 pm

They *are* likely to precipitate disaster...
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Postby Viewmaster » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:11 pm

Old saying say, "Never put your head in the clouds."
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Postby Steve Anderson » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:04 pm

It does make one wonder about those that have invested heavily in 'Cloud' technology. I wonder how they feel when they see a result like that?

OK, 1.7% is still a lot of subscribers and a lot of data, but I wonder how 1.7% compares to their business model?

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Postby gary » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:21 pm

Well, there have been other examples of customer resistance breaking down over time, I would certainly consider using cloud data storage to backup my backup (hey you can't be too careful) but only for non-sensitive data and only if it were free.

But maybe they are counting on governments mandating it's use to save the planet. Like they, for example, banned incandescent globes, imposed carbon dioxide taxes, trading, etc - check if Al Gore has shares in any of the cloud companies, that should be a dead giveaway...

Another good example from Sydney was in opening a tolled cross city tunnel and then closing all competing routes to force the drivers to pay...
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Postby AncientBrit » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:34 pm

Gary,

Glad to see self-interest is not confined to the UK

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Postby gary » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:38 pm

Yep, if you can't produce a "good" product then the next best thing is to force people to buy a "bad" product.
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