Personal Information Management in a Hurricane

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

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How to: Backup all your Facebook data. PIM Coach tip.

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

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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

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Personal Data Security tip for your phone – Recent study.

Personal Data Security tip for your phone – Recent study.

In a recent study it was calculated that 67,000 phones likely will be lost or stolen during London Olympics.

http://www.venafi.com/67000-phones-likely-to-be-lost-or-stolen-during-london-olympics/

That is a staggering figure. Each of those individuals will have Continue reading

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Identity Theft – The Matt Honan Nightmare – EVERYONE’S NIGHTMARE!

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

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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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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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Information Overload – Personal Information and an IBM White Paper

If you don’t believe me, Believe IBM!
Information overload is a reality. I am connecting the dots here. The issues are the same when it relates to both Personal Information Management and Enterprise information management.

Excerpts from a White Paper just released by IBM: The Coming Storage Armageddon: What Your Continue reading

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