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    On September 4, 2018, a portion of Microsoft's Azure cloud when down, and that should serve as a warning to us all.
    Gone are the days when personal computing revolved around our PC and its local hard drive. The internet, a multitude of interconnected personal computing devices and the cloud have made trusting our data to that "ephemeral space" between our devices much easier.
    In the early days of personal computing, we hoarded our personal data on a variety of storage medium from hard drives, floppies, jump drives and optical discs. Much like a miser secured his money beneath a mattress in his home we (individuals and business) secured our data the best we could. And just as misers began trusting banks with their money with the expectation that it would be there when they wanted it, we eventually began trusting our data to the cloud with the same expectation.

    We expect to be able to access our data, whenever and virtually from where ever we want. Its always supposed to be there. And most of the time it is. Its when can't get to it, however, that really matters.

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    09-17-2018 12:10 PM

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