Have you ever wondered about ‘The Cloud’? How safe is it? What does it cost? Should you be using it or is it better to wait until it has matured a bit? Well I certainly don’t have the answers for you but I have been doing a little research lately. I came across this eBook called ‘Cloud-Powered Small Business’. A free download and it includes best practices, a cost analysis, and a discussion about the best applications – some of which are free. What’s more it is a Canadian book so the content is relevant!
Another article that I came across discusses Cloud Security. I use DropBox and I love it. Mind you I don’t put anything in the folders that I would consider secret. Mostly research for the projects I do and I use it as a way of keeping track of what I am doing for reporting. I like operating transparently and I share my DropBox folders with my project stakeholders. Using the Cloud is probably just as secure as email so instead of emailing files back and forth and facing the dilemma of ‘is this the most current version?’ I share the file on DropBox. As a bonus I never have to worry about backing up either and it’s free!
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