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Disk vs Cloud Storage, Backups, SLAs

1.As we move more of our personal storage needs to the cloud, will computers really need disk storage space? Is it possible that we're in the early stages of an outrageous industry transformation? Who are the major manufacturers of disk storage for personal computers and laptops?

2.If you choose to store all your personal information in the cloud, you'll need a personal continuity plan, much like organizations have business continuity plans in case of some sort of disaster. Suppose that right now you begin storing all your personal information only in the cloud. Of that information, what will you also backup onto a flash drive? How often would you perform the backup process? How often do you currently backup information on your computer's hard drive?

3.Do some research on personal cloud providers. What sort of service level agreement (SLA) do they offer? Are you willing to store your information with a personal cloud provider that offers no SLA? Why or why not?

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1.As we move more of our personal storage needs to the cloud, will computers really need disk storage space? Is it possible that we're in the early stages of an outrageous industry transformation? Who are the major manufacturers of disk storage for personal computers and laptops?

Yes, computers will need disk storage space. The space will be used for the operating system and a small amount of storage to save temporary files and run programs locally. Yes, we are in the early stages of an industry transformation. A large number of consumers currently use a tablet that can store data locally and retrieve data from the cloud. The hard drive manufactures are Seagate, Western ...

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