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Originally posted by mysterioustranger
Cannot THESE companied go down as well? Are we to think that if stored online using all the comprehensive storage variations there are, that if something crashes the entire web, or someone hacks THOSE companies, or a large Chinese PULSE bomb hits....then what? Would the stuff you store now on those sites be safe? Destroyed?
Does it matter?
Originally posted by trollz
Uhh, no thanks. Everything important on my computer is safe enough where it is... On my computer. Plus I have free encryption. There's absolutely no need to be sending all your stuff to some company to watch for you, it's either just a scam to make money or a way to hoard personal information, or both.
Originally posted by General.Lee
Lets see. What if your house burns down? What if your laptop is stolen (and your external drive is in the laptop bag. Which is more likely that you think)? There is a reason HIPAA requires off-site storage. Your backup is worthless in the case of natural disasters.
But of course, everybody here has all of this top secret information that the government is just dying to get their hands on, because, well, you hang out at ATS and you has Above Top Secret information.
Originally posted by Hypntick
reply to post by streetcleaner
I said just the other day if I read the term cloud computing again I would be sick. Thanks.
For the average person, backing up to an external drive, thumb drive or DVD-RW is going to suffice just fine. The average person rarely has something on their system that they cannot stand to lose. That's just my opinion however.
Now if i'm looking at a business' data retention needs then obviously regular backups to tape during the week, off site storage of redundant backups as well as a in case of emergency site to ensure that operations are interrupted as little as possible. The needs of a business are quite different than the needs of the average user.
Are there people who could benefit from this type of service? Sure. I just find it unfortunate that scare tactics will be used to drum up business.