Why do I take this thing home every weekend. Can’t we put our data in the cloud?

Why do I take this thing home every weekend. Can’t we put our data in the cloud?

Well, if you are taking home backup drives, I guess you are also riding a horse-drawn buggy to work (smiley face). Yes, that’s sarcasm. That thing that you are taking home has a bunch of data on it that after about 6 months will experience data-creep (where some 0’s and 1’s will demagnetize and mush around, making the chance of the data stored on there less and less viable. So put your data in the cloud. A good strategy is to take all data 5 years or older and send it to Amazon Glacier and put all the newer data into your cloud backup strategy. And for goodness sake, get rid of the external drive.

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Steve Boullianne, High school drop-out. College drop-out. A go-go dancer in Amsterdam. LOVED computers, programmed satellites for AT&T. Founded IPSOFACTO in 1996, Y2K boom, Dot-Com boom, 2.0 boom. Likes his smallish company and human relationships; not into big anonymous IT. Loves to tell jokes. Loves and Hates technology; pick up the phone, ok? Thinks on line hook up sites have saved the world from AIDS and DateRape. Thinks his kids are better collaborators and world leaders thanks to video games. Is still a hip-hop dancer; is NOT a Brony. Loves San Francisco; Hates the homeless crisis. Tells young people to buy real estate, as soon as possible. Don’t rent. Hopes his final years are spent handing out blankets, food, clothes, and medical supplies.