Here’s a great synopsis of the “real”problems folks like Fix-Ya and others are really having with Cloud services.
The idea of having a virtual storage system at your fingertips is a tremendous asset, but only if it works – always.
And then there are times when it doesn’t. here’s a great example:
I built links in my email signature that had images with a link to the LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook accounts that I have. They were made on my laptop (at the time). The problem was that when these “files” were copied (not moved) to the cloud, the links were suddenly looking for a file path that “changed” in such a way as the images no longer appeared in the signature file.
And the only thing I had done was backup the files in the cloud.
The issue isn’t what I did or didn’t do. It is that to presume that a storage system that is:
1. Not attached
2. Dependent upon an Internet connection
3. Hosted on a system that is probably virtualized AND mirrored multiple times
is a choice which is far more complex and slightly more risky than the one that is on my device alone.