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The Cloud: Round 2

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A while ago I published a blog post called “The Un-“Cloud”-ed Day”, [http://dustwood-media.com/jeri-office/general/the-un-cloud-ed-day/] basically expressing my skepticism towards the enthusiastic embracing of computing “in the cloud”.  The risks of having your business’s vital information stored on someone else’s server (which is what cloud computing basically is) struck me as far outweighing the advantages. I recently received a very pleasant email… Read more »

The Myth of the “Death Of The Desktop”

There are plenty of articles online (and elsewhere) now about how mobile devices are overtaking desktop devices. Most of these articles urge the reader to adapt to the “mobile revolution”. This is not the whole story. Here’s some interesting data on mobile device use: How do consumers use mobile devices to access the Web? According to Online Publishers Association/Frank N…. Read more »

Head In The Cloud?

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Computer experts are now predicting that in the next few years most businesses will be storing their information “in the cloud”. I continue to be boggled by the way people jump on new technology without really thinking things through.  Storage “in the cloud” means, basically, storing your data on someone else’s hard drive.  It may be a huge bank of… Read more »


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Keeping your data – and your software – “in the cloud” is very big these days.  Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium is completely online, for instance – both software and document storage – for a $99-a-year subscription.  The big idea, of course, is that you can access the program and data from anywhere.  So handy! First, a word about words. … Read more »