Goody goody gumdrops for your employer what with internal, external and private clouds moving to the top of many business agendas.
What about your Personal Cloud?
The whole Personal Cloud concept remains a vision in part for the time being. “Really only about 1% of the market has been penetrated, “ reckons Fitzgerald. “But there's no reason why every device can't be backed up automatically to the Cloud. The Cloud world will start to refine and segment itself and one of the segments will be the Personal Cloud. This will be a repository for personal information that enables you to organise and access. It's inevitable that we will reach the point where we move our personal information away from a device and out into the Cloud.
“But as we look five years out, we need to be able to manage that Cloud. We have information scattered on a increasingly large number of sources. Facebook is now the biggest photo hosting service in the world, but they throw away the originals you upload. Having a Personal Cloud will allow you to keep the originals, but share them out. The most important thing about the Personal Cloud is that it will be personal. Fundamentally the data is your data and you need to be in control of it.”
A lot of stuff going on a Decho at the moment. I'm using some of it today, I'll use even more of it as it's made available to me.