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SoCaliLover's picture
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Tech-y question

Do any of you use "cloud computing" as a service? Where, instead of storing all your data, pictures, etc on just a hard drive you use the cloud? If so, what service do you use?

I have a lot of things on my work computer and home and instead of going back and forth, and always backing things up, I have been thinking of using a cloud service. I know Amazon.com has one, who else?

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Sad to say, I have NO idea what you're talking about. We store all our stuff on an external hard drive.

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"jlildrip" wrote:

Sad to say, I have NO idea what you're talking about. We store all our stuff on an external hard drive.

Ditto?!?!! Never heard of it. I store all of our photos on USB Flashdrives.

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I am thinking of purchasing the minimum plan on Amazon cloud storage. I only want it for my music - I have a lot of CDs that I haven't ripped into mp3s, and now never listen to because of that. Amazon only allows upto 5 GB for free storage, but currently their minimum plan ($20/year) allows unlimited storage of mp3s, so I'm thinking of doing that. If I get it, I might store some files there. Nothing work related, though. We aren't allowed to do that. Amazon is a huge player in business services for storage. Apparently a lot of companies' servers run through Amazon servers. Because of that, I'm assuming that they know what they're doing and my piddly files are safe there.

We use google docs for some of our files. I haven't used cloud storage for anything with sensitive data, though.

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We don't use it because my husband is somewhat hesitant of the security of your data (this obviously wouldn't be an issue with MP3's)

My mom does use one, I think it's the Amazon one, and she loves it because she can always sync her iPad, my dad's iPad, her iPHone, my dad's iPhone, and her laptop, so they all have the same info and can access everything. And yes, they have way too many apple gadgets for one old retired couple :rolleyes:

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"jlildrip" wrote:

Sad to say, I have NO idea what you're talking about. We store all our stuff on an external hard drive.

ROFL Cloud computing is basically Storing data electronically on someone elses server instead of your own computer. That way if your computer crashes you will still have data.

Shelly, I am looking at Amazon too. I don't really store anything work related but there are things that I do draft at work during lunch etc that I need to save --things related to Zayden or my brother etc. I always wind up emailing things back and forht and inevidably will forget to save things. Plus I am starting to save a lot of documents like bills etc electronically. I have a great scanner at work but then again have to email back to home and hopefully remember to save.

PLUS I have A LOT of photos, many saved on work computer cause that is where I usually sync my phone. I have lots of MP3s too on both work and home. At home I go between my lap top and our desk top -- we have an external hard drive but then you have to find it, plug it in etc. When I am looking for something it is a real PITA to figure out where I last had it, what computer etc.

Carrie, I understand the security stuff --some stuff I wont' save no matter what. But I have been reading lately that most good companies are really secure -- many attorneys are starting to use the cloud for stuff so security is getting a lot better.