CHAPTER3

Don’t Get Lost in “The Cloud”

Stay Grounded

Mike, a formerly self-employed graphic designer, was recently hired on full-time as a marketing associate at Worldwide, Inc. While he was working as a freelancer, Mike made regular, liberal use of cloud-based services like Dropbox and Adobe’s Creative Cloud. “Cloud” storage services, which house users’ files on servers maintained in the provider’s physical plant(s), allowed Mike to access all of his data using multiple devices, from almost any physical location.

Access to these services was essential for sharing designs with clients, collaborating on projects with other designers, and allowing him to work from home, the road, or wherever he happened to be. Mike frequently used the “public” ...

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