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Discussion in 'Water Cooler' started by Simon Hampel, 8th Sep, 2016.

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  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    Great tshirt ...

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  2. arrowwise

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    The whole 'cloud' thing is a overrated and misused term mainly spun by marketers. It has been around as long as internet servers.

    To me a full cloud experience is when you load your computing operating system off a dummy screen.

    When your entire computer is hosted some-where else and you load an instance of that when you logon, this is what you I would call a real cloud situation, which relies on very good NBN to happen in this country.
     
  3. Blacky

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    I starting using drop box for my personal filing.
    I pay some amount ($80/pa +/- from memory).

    Allows me to access all my folders from my laptop or phone, and can log in from any desk top with internet access.
    I like its simplicity.

    There may be better/cheaper alternatives around. But this is working for me right now.

    Blacky
     
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    Dropbox is one the fastest and well polished syncing tools out there compared to the other offerings.
    I read that if Dropbox matches an identical file be it on your account (or anyone elses in their customer base) it won't be re-uploading it from your computer. This is a red flag on data matching / potential privacy issues. Just a thought, but nothings perfect.
     
  5. d.t.

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    For storage sure, but in 'cloud' discussions we're talking about actually running applications as well.
     
  6. Blacky

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    Cmon DT - Im not that techo savy.
    Im just excited to be able to access my files any where, any time.

    Blacky