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 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


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.

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


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

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

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 using “Cloud Storage”?

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.

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


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.


Peter Gailey
The Personal Information Management Coach
The PIM Coach


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.

Twtpoll created by @brainsolis
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Cloud Storage and Personal Information Management Strategy

Personal Information Management – “PIM Coach tip of the day”.

Google is about to announce the specifics of their increased on-line storage capabilities. Microsoft is pushing their online storage for individuals and Small and Mid size business. Proceed with caution. Here’s why… Continue reading


New findings for small business relate to you as an individual.

Persoanl Information Management (PIM) by backing up your personal information and data is critical to your personal well-being. A recent article in the small business section of illustrates how important the proper backup of data is for Continue reading


Simplify your life – Convert to Digital delivery! PIM tip

Every household in the U.S. receives 84 pounds of direct (bulk) mail each year. We use three working days to sort and decide what to do with it. Reference from – Para Publishing

Simplify your life by converting Continue reading