Personal Data Management – Information you need to know.

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

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Cloud Storage – Better reassess your strategy with Microsoft.

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.

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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?

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

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.

Regards,
Peter

Peter Gailey
The Personal Information Management Coach
The PIM Coach
www.PIMCoach.com

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Your data is at risk – Apple shuts down MobileMe

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

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Information overload? Data Deluge? ALERT!

Information overload? Data Deluge? ALERT!

Gartner, A leading Analyst firm reports: Average storage per household will grow from Continue reading

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Personal Information Management – Tool – Evernote

Personal Information Management – PIM is all about tools and processes. Evernote is a great tool to Continue reading

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Facebook Changed Email Defaults Without Asking – Be Aware

Facebook Just Changed Your Email Defaults Without Asking – Here’s How to Address It

There is no question that Facebook and Google are the gorillas in the room. There is no question that both Continue reading

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Must see presentation about Internet Trends by Mary Meeker

This is a must see presentation about the state of the Internet “Internet Trends” by Mary Meeker

The link below takes you to a must see presentation about the state of the internet “Internet Trends” by Mary Meeker. I highly suggest you spend 10 minutes and go through this set of slides in order to understand how Continue reading

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Information Overload and Social Media – Poll numbers

Information overload and Social Media – Poll numbers reveal 79% of audience feels symptoms of Information overload. This is a revealing statistic when you consider that Social Media is a minor portion of the information that is inundating us as individuals every day. The conclusion is that with the addition of other data sources included in the Data Deluge that effects everyone, information overload is a universal issue effecting everyone.

Choices are necessary / mandatory to “Tame the Data Deluge” in our personal lives.

http://twtpoll.com/2zgf4l

Twtpoll created by @brainsolis
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Backup and Recovery for Personal Information

Panic and inconvenience or Disaster? Shocking! Toy Story 2 Almost Never Happened!

I normally do not quote Parez Hilton, but Continue reading

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Cloud storage security – What CIOs think.

“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

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