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.
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.
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Disk Drive Shortages hit home. In November 2011 there were major floods in Thailand that effected the Information industry in profound ways. The Disk manufacturing plants of the worlds largest manufactures suffered widespread damage.
With regard to Personal Information Management – PIM – Millions of people experience a major loss of data every year!!
We all inevitably will suffer a disk crash on our primary personal computing device. This event will end up being either a minor inconvenience, OR a major disaster. Only you have the ability to influence which it is.
Below is a technique that will enable you to avoid the major disaster. It is called Continue reading →
Personal Information Management – Risk and a strategy to avoid that risk
A study performed by Vanson Bourne and EMC (One of the top data Storage firms in the world.) found that, “Most UK companies don’t believe they can completely restore their data after downtime or data lost.” This is a frightening finding as it relates to us as individuals. Here’s why. Continue reading →
How to protect your personal information. Personal Information Management (PIM) safety tips to follow.
Your personal information management is your responsibility. No-one else cares, or is going to protect you from “Bad People” doing bad things to you. “A study conducted earlier this year by the Ponemon Institute revealed Continue reading →
Predictions: By 2013, 80% of businesses will support workers using tablets.
Gartner, one of the top analyst firms in the High Tech industry, has published its “Top Predictions for 2011:” One of the predictions – “By 2013, 80 percent of businesses will support a workforce using tablets.”*
What does this mean to you as an individual as it relates to your Personal Information Management, PIM Strategy? It means many things. Continue reading →