One of the biggest risks in Cloud Computing is when your cloud vendor dies, or kills the product.

In numerous cases, we see small businesses using 4-. 5- or even 10-year old software because it’s what their business relies on.  If you bought the licensed software, and it fits your needs, there’s no reason to upgrade.


If you rely on a cloud vendor however, then all your files, settings, workflow processes, etc can disappear into thin air, at the providers’ discretion.


Apple will close and delete user documents on July 31, 2012

By AppleInsider Staff

Published: 03:20 PM EST (12:20 PM PST)

Apple’s new iCloud suite will officially replace on July 31, 2012, at which point users will no longer be able to access their documents from the site.

In an e-mail sent to users of the public beta on Friday, Apple informed participants that they should begin migrating to iCloud. Apple has recommended that users sign in to before July 31 to download all of their documents to their computer.

In addition, Apple has created a support document available on its website, informing users that the public beta will be discontinued in July. There, Apple offers a list of instructions on how to download documents from the website.

“Last year, we launched iCloud, a service that stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices,” Apple’s e-mail reads. “Today, there are over 40 million documents stored on iCloud by millions of iWork customers.”

The service launched in beta in early 2009. At the time, it was aimed at making it easier for iWork users on the Mac to collaborate with others using Windows and Microsoft Office.

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