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Essential Guide to Computer Data Storage: From Floppy to DVD, The by Andrei Khurshudov

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Introduction

The idea of Web-based storage is simple:

Instead of going to the trouble of buying, connecting, and supporting (and sometimes, repairing) your personal back-up system (Zip, Jaz, CD-RW, tape, DVD-RAM, etc.), just download simple software from the Web, subscribe to an inexpensive service, and upload the most critical data you wish to keep safe. A specially trained team, with the best possible data back-up equipment, will guarantee data integrity and safety, and you will have easy access to your data from virtually anywhere in the Internet-capable world.

Another derivative of this idea is an Internet-shared office: rented on-line space elsewhere that is password-protected and shared by a select group of people, which allows the group ...

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