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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Office 365
Cabe Atwell   2/1/2013 4:42:06 PM
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Have to handle data storage, I feel, is something a lot of people don't want to deal with themselves. Some people I know like how their iPhone just stores all their data somewhere else. They don't know why or how it works, but just happens. I think that mentality will trickle into every facet of life. Even though Linux is arguably an excellent OS, people still go with the ease of Windows and OSX. The same will go for digital storage. Then cloud based graphics processing, see the Nvidia Grid. Then OS and everything else.

We will all just have terminals, I suspect. Easier way to control IP too.

Just a thought.

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tekochip
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Office 365
tekochip   1/30/2013 11:01:26 AM
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I had to post in order to mention the announcement of Microsoft's cloud computing with the release of Office 365.  If it catches on maybe Netflix will no longer be the biggest contributer to Internet traffic.

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Re: Data Security
Critic   1/30/2013 8:45:42 AM
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How does the cost compare to that of owning your own disks? 

 

I would never "feel safe" putting critical data in some else's hands, and I am sure fly-by-night cloud storage companies will appear, if they haven't already!

 

Encryption sounds good, but will everyone have the knowledge and presence of mind to use it?

apresher
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Cloud Computing
apresher   1/29/2013 9:37:50 PM
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A lot of the issues raised here make me wonder what additional security features will be needed to allow cloud computing to reach its potential as a technology.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Data Security
Cabe Atwell   1/29/2013 5:17:13 PM
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I recently bought 100GB from "Dropbox." The ease of accessing files is fantastic. I feel safe, since the data is not only stored in the cloud, but also synced across several computers. There is around 7 instances of the data right now.

Only down side, if any of those terminals make changes, it happens everywhere. That would include deletion.

As for security, I encrypted the entire archive with a 64 character string. That should be good enough, yes?



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Data Security
Critic   1/28/2013 9:00:41 AM
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Are data stored on a "cloud drive" safe?  No, it could be lost, and it could be viewed by unauthorized parties.  If you are not concerned about either, then the use of cloud storage is an option.

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CLOUD COMPUTING
bobjengr   1/26/2013 4:06:37 PM
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I would never put personal information on the cloud; i.e. financial documents, contracts, personal legal documents, etc due to issues with security.   One company I consult for has been "hacked" twice with a significant number of documents corrupted, stolen, etc.    This company has the range of protection warranted and necessary when running a company.   I, like most others commenting, feel cloud computing is possibly the wave of the future but now in it's infancy--possibly getting better, but not really there to the point of being completely safe.

William K.
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Re: Many angles to breach security
William K.   1/25/2013 5:42:31 PM
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When a service provider asserts that the medium provided is indeed secure and the data storred will be neither lost nor copied, the ability to provide the services paid for winds up being a rather legal question.  At least that is my perception.

Storing files and programs on an accessable server is certainly another way to make the information and resources available for collaborators, so there is at least one alternative. I have used FTP (file transfer protocol) sites as another method of sharing files with those in other parts of the world. That also works, although there could be some security concerns. Those files were secured by both passwords and being stored alongside hundreds of other files that looked quite similar, but which held no value. That was a very cheap trick to confusw any spying individuals.

mvandervoort
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Re: Many angles to breach security
mvandervoort   1/25/2013 1:03:10 AM
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For me not clear. This conversation started with "Legal Questions Arise as Cloud Computing Gains Traction"

We are now moving to a derivated topic: security risks and how important that might be for everyone.

It might be interesting to read The Future of Design is Cloudy

Sure I know it's a vendor sponsored thing. Nevertheless it might be interesting to konw tha colloboration process will neven be effective without the Cloud. So the main topic is still of my interest, what are the legal questions and how to deal with that. We have a clear vision on that and a solution which effectively support "interactively design in your own safe Cloud".

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William K.
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Re: Many angles to breach security
William K.   1/24/2013 6:58:22 PM
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What company CEO or other dedicated member would ever say that their product was the very best and absolutely exactly what you need. That includes the assertion that it's security methods are by far better than anything anone else has ever thought of. REally, who, in the upper management would ever admit to any fault of their product? They would be on the street the vaery next day.

Is my point clear?

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