Personal Clouds, Consumerization and the Post-PC era

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Mike Corry

I have a cloud. It allows me to do amazing things: access my files anywhere, e-mail videos or other large attachments that used to choke most e-mail systems, find my lost phone and share information with my friends. I subscribe to all of the services; Dropbox, YouSendIt, Box.net, Skydrive, iCloud and Google Docs to name a few of the common ones.

This is my personal cloud, and it has replaced my laptop as the centre of my digital universe. The information that used to be on my computer is now in my cloud, and I no longer have to worry about hard drive crashes, theft and backups. I am, of course, not unique in this regard; millions of people are adopting the personal cloud as their data-storage medium of choice.
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