How do you protect your content when the Cloud has a problem?

Apple had a press conference today to announce the release of their latest generation of iPhone – the 4S. But during that conference, they took the opportunity to discuss all of the Apple products with a great deal of emphasis on their “Cloud” computing. Of course this is a great instrument to be able to store any amount or type of digital content that can be accessed from anywhere in the world one has internet access.

But I ask, what happens when the “Cloud” encounters a major storm! Say for instance, there is a glitch that causes information to be accidentally deleted or relocated into someone else’s cloud? That brings up the point of security, what if a hacker breaks into the cloud and releases personal or confidential material to the public. Think it can’t happen, what about all the cell phones of celebrities that have been hacked and photos leaked to the public? Will there’s a will there’s way.

The only secure way to store important or sensitive content is on an optical disc. Flash devices like USB can be altered or erased, only optical discs cannot be altered and with the latest archival grade discs on the market now, they can be stored safely for in some cases hundreds of years. So, do you really want to trust your precious memories, confidential information, critical research files, or anything that matters to you, to a cloud or on a disc that gives greater protection and assurance?

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