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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7907583.stm

    Hands up all those who what to consign their application data to The Cloud?

    You've come right out the other side of the forest of irony and ended up in the desert of wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeyman View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7907583.stm

    Hands up all those who what to consign their application data to The Cloud?
    Google's more reliable than any Corporate network I've ever used. Also, I know the backup regime on my home network is not perfect. (I'm never going to go to the trouble of keeping off-line backups, let alone in a fireproof safe, or at a separate site.)

    I must find a reliable free backup service on the web, for my documents. There must be one out there, by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IR35 Avoider View Post
    I must find a reliable free backup service on the web, for my documents. There must be one out there, by now.
    Yes there is. It's called a password protected zip file and a gmail account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    Yes there is. It's called a password protected zip file and a gmail account.
    Um - a Gmail account?

    He did say 'reliable' which Gmail proves not to be.

    How about a password protected zip file and a memory stick (or pocket HDD if you have enough data to warrant it)?

    You've come right out the other side of the forest of irony and ended up in the desert of wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeyman View Post
    He did say 'reliable' which Gmail proves not to be.
    I didn't notice it was down. I've received and answered emails on my blackberry all day.

    Looking at the facts, 4 hours downtime in the last 6 months doesn't seem that bad to me.

    I've had whole days (about 3 times) without email at current clientco in the same 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    I didn't notice it was down. I've received and answered emails on my blackberry all day.

    Looking at the facts, 4 hours downtime in the last 6 months doesn't seem that bad to me.

    I've had whole days (about 3 times) without email at current clientco in the same 6 months.
    Well it was certainly down for me, and loads of other people.

    You've come right out the other side of the forest of irony and ended up in the desert of wrong.

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    yeah, I noticed it was down too from my PC, but was able to connect via my iPhone

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeyman View Post
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7907583.stm

    Hands up all those who what to consign their application data to The Cloud?
    Here's some of 'em. From the Telegraph:

    Several major companies, including Telegraph Media Group and The Guardian, have switched to using the Google Apps suite in place of conventional desktop email. Google Apps allows users to work collaboratively on documents via the web, as well as share calendars, and provides instant messaging and chat alongside Gmail email services.
    From the same article:

    It appears that only web-based Gmail access is affected, and users can continue to send and receive messages using other devices, such as mobile phones and third-party mail clients.
    Last edited by Sysman; 24th February 2009 at 15:30. Reason: posts merged

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    Quote Originally Posted by IR35 Avoider View Post

    I must find a reliable free backup service on the web, for my documents. There must be one out there, by now.
    IDrive is brilliant. 2Gig online backup for free. All you data is encrypted, and it maps the online files as a drive on your machine for easy access.
    Quote Originally Posted by cailin maith View Post
    Hang on - there is actually a place called Cheddar??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    Here's some of 'em. From the Telegraph:
    BUSINESS CONTINGENCY PLAN

    SECTION VI - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Executive Summary

    6.1 In progress.

    SECTION VII - INVESTMENTS


    Executive Summary

    7.1 Use a stable but non-USA and non-EU bank, e.g. in Iceland.

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