Personal Information Management in a Hurricane.
Your personal information is one of your most valuable assets. Being able to get to your critical information may save your life. Or a loved ones. Earlier this week I described and defined a comprehensive safe backup and archive routine. See: Continue reading
How to: Backup all your Facebook data. PIM Coach tip.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, and follow my advice as “The Personal Information Management Coach”, the PIM Coach, then this is a very valuable tip I received from the BusinessInsider.com newsletter.
Included in this link to link are: 25 Things You Need To Know To Get The Most Out Of Facebook
Download all of your Facebook information in a few clicks.
1. Head to account settings.
2. From the bottom of the account settings page you’ll see a link that Continue reading
Identity Theft – The Matt Honan Nightmare – EVERYONE’S NIGHTMARE! See this: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/all/
Mat Honan, just had his digital life dissolved by hackers. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired. Illustration: Ross Patton/Wired Magazine reprint
It is time I jumped in on this discussion. I have done a lot of research. The article at the link above hosted by Wired Magazine, sums up the sequence of events that expose Continue reading
So you want to store your information in the “Cloud” With cloud storage services
Disaster Recovery Weaknesses Are Pervasive
“According to a new study conducted by Quantum, 90 percent of IT decision-makers believe Continue reading
Personal Data Management – Information you need to know.
Facts and conclusion you as an individual need to consider.
* The amount of new data doubles every two years. (IDC)
* 85 % of all data is generated by individuals, or Continue reading
Better reassess your Cloud Storage SkyDrive strategy with Microsoft. Microsoft Online Division (Meaning Cloud Computing, including their Cloud Storage SkyDrive business.) is losing money hand over fist. This is not a sustainable business model. In an article by Jay Yarow posted on Business Insider today 7-2-12, it states a bleak prospect for Microsoft’s Online Division.
Microsoft’s Online Division Is Taking A $6.2 Billion Write Down Because Of Its Failed aQuantive Acquisition. As earlier posted in this Blog on October 9, 2011 the Online business at Microsoft is hemorrhaging cash. Add $6.2 Billion to this graph.
Microsoft Online business performance
How long will the Microsoft Board of Directors tolerate this kind of financial performance for this Division? Something has to give. The question is – What?
You as an individual need to make many difficult decisions in your life. Some are pretty obvious. There will be change in the Cloud Computing Group at Microsoft. Your data is at risk. In 2009 Yahoo closed it’s “Briefcase” Cloud Storage offering. Apple, just closed it’s MobileMe Cloud Storage offering (2012) and replaced it with iCloud, BUT DID NOT OFFER to move your data. You need to do that yourself. If you can figure it out yourself.
The financials at Microsoft’s OnLine Division do not bode well for consistency and sustainability of this offering.
Call to Action: Control your own destiny. Manage your data locally by having a local copy of all of your data, with an archived copy in a safe remote place. Then and only then use Cloud based Storage Service offerings. This cannot be more clear to me. Our information as individuals is at risk. Is it clear to you? I hope so. Please note, I am not saying do not use these services. I am saying make them a “Part of your strategy” not your entire strategy.
The Personal Information Management Coach
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Your data is at risk – Personal Information Management – Apple shuts down MobileMe
Apple has closed their MobilMe Cloud based Storage service. They are actually Continue reading
Information overload? Data Deluge? ALERT!
Gartner, A leading Analyst firm reports: Average storage per household will grow from Continue reading
Panic and inconvenience or Disaster? Shocking! Toy Story 2 Almost Never Happened!
I normally do not quote Parez Hilton, but Continue reading
“PIM Coach’s tip of the day” Cloud storage security less robust than you think – FierceCIO – See what CIOs think http://t.co/wtN9A7jm
This FierceCIO article represents what my messaging is all about, but from a slightly different angle. IF 64% of the Chief Information Officers polled do not trust Cloud Storage, Continue reading