Posts tagged: backup

Cloud Storage Getting Serious About Photos?

Alan Bullock
 Apr 14, 2014

In InfoTrends’ 2013 U.S. Cloud Services End-User Survey, more cloud service users said that they were storing photos than any other type of file, outpacing both music and video by about a 3-to-2 margin. Cloud services provide safe, secure, long-term storage, which is ideal for preserving the precious memories that many digital photos represent. But storage is a commodity — a rather boring commodity, at that, and therein lies the opportunity. Read more »

A quest to return lost memories

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 Apr 25, 2013

One day, during my second year at university, as I was storing away some boxes in the cupboard under the stairs I came across an old grey box wedged in a neat crack in between two steps. The box was covered in what looked like years’ worth of dust. Inside the box was filled with personal photos, certificates and letters. So many wonderful memories just stashed away and unintentionally forgotten about. There were many letters from family, friends, pen pals and girlfriends all addressed to a Scott Goodfellow. With almost every letter there was a photo. Amongst the letters there were endless photos of Scott and his family. I remember many of them clearly; Scott as a baby in the garden with his mum. Another of Scott sat beside his Nan. Several of Scott lined up next to his football team. I couldn’t bring myself to just tuck the memories back under the stairs, so I made it my mission to return the box to Scott. Read more »

Is Content Aggregation the Next Step for Consumers and the Cloud?

Alan Bullock
 Mar 29, 2013

Consumers are increasingly turning to online cloud services to protect important files and to access them from the always-connected devices that they carry with them. Last October, InfoTrends conducted its inaugural U.S. Cloud Services End-user Survey Read more »

Ford SYNCs the CD – Time to Rescue Your Photos?

Alan Bullock
 Jul 29, 2011

While the CD is not quite dead, another indication that its days are numbered surfaced this week. A number of news outlets reported that Ford Motor Company will begin to discontinue in-dash CD players as standard equipment in some of its cars, starting with the 2012 Ford Focus. Read more »

To Truly Safeguard Important Digital Photos, Redundancy is the Only Option

David Haueter
 May 9, 2011

With the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, tornadoes in the Southern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and flooding in the Midwest, 2011 could become known as the “Year of Natural Disasters” — and we haven’t even gotten to hurricane season yet! These events should make people realize more than ever how important it is to have a plan in place for secure storage and protection of their valued digital photos.

Even with all of today’s technologies, printed photos or high-quality photo books are still one of the best ways to ensure that important photos will be easily retrievable and available to view and share in years to come, but printed photos and books are vulnerable to these and other types of disasters. Read more »

Cloudy with a Chance of Outages and Breaches

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 Apr 28, 2011

Last week’s outage of Amazon’s EC2 cloud services and Sony’s hacked PlayStation Network brought us down from cloud nine; forcing upon us the same questions of security and reliability within cloud computing and online networks that has been swirling around the IT industry for quite some time.

Amazon’s EC2 cloud services failure affected sites like Foursquare, Reddit, and Quora, while Sony’s PlayStation Network outage continues to frustrate gamers entering its eighth day. More importantly, however, is credit card information and personal data that was allegedly stolen from Sony PlayStation users.

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